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(a) School lunch and breakfast programs
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, an individual who is eligible to receive free public education benefits under State or local law shall not be ineligible to receive benefits provided under the school lunch program under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) or the school breakfast program under section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) on the basis of citizenship, alienage, or immigration status.
(b) Other programs
(1) In general
Nothing in this Act shall prohibit or require a State to provide to an individual who is not a citizen or a qualified alien, as defined in section 1641(b) of this title, benefits under programs established under the provisions of law described in paragraph (2).
(2) Provisions of law described
The provisions of law described in this paragraph are the following:
(A) Programs (other than the school lunch program and the school breakfast program) under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.).
(B) Section 4 of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c note).
(C) The Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.).
(D) The food distribution program on Indian reservations established under section 2013(b) of Title 7.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 8 U.S.C. § 1615 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 8. Aliens and Nationality § 1615. Requirements relating to provision of benefits based on citizenship, alienage, or immigration status under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, and certain other Acts - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-8-aliens-and-nationality/8-usc-sect-1615.html
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