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The Appropriations Law Answer Book by William G. Arnold

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Appendix 1

Can Your Agency Use Appropriated Funds for Meals and Light Refreshments?

In general, an agency may not use appropriated funds to purchase items considered personal expenses, such as food, without specific authority. B-301184, Jan. 15, 2004.

The decision tree below identifies the statutory authority and limited exceptions that may permit an agency to provide food to employees at their duty stations:

NOTES

1. All training must comply ...

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