COVID-19 Child Nutrition Waivers and Memos

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #96

(1) FNS waives, for all CACFP sponsoring organizations, that CACFP monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 226.16(d)(4)(iii) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, sponsoring organizations should continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program granted on August 4, 2020 that expires on September 30, 2021. (2) This waiver applies to sponsoring organizations administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This waiver remains in effect until 30 days after the end of the public health emergency, which was declared on January 31, 2020 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #95

(1) FNS waives, for all State agencies, that CACFP monitoring requirements included in Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act [42 U.S.C. 1766], as amended, as well as regulations at 7 CFR 226.6(b)(1) and 226.6(m)(6) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, State agencies should continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for State agencies in Child and Adult Care Food Program - EXTENSION 2 granted on August 4, 2020 that expires on September 30, 2021. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This waiver remains in effect until 30 days after the end of the public health emergency, which was declared on January 31, 2020 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #94

(1) FNS waives, for all State agencies and school food authorities, school meal programs onsite requirements included at 7 CFR 210.8, 210.16(a), 210.18, 220.7, 220.8(h), and 220.11(d). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs- Revised-EXTENSION 2 granted on August 4, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2021. 92) This waiver and flexibilities applies to State agencies administering, and school food authorities operating, the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This waiver remains in effect until 30 days after the end of the public health emergency, which was declared on January 31, 2020 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #93

(1) This waiver allows schools and at-risk afterschool care centers, regardless of their location, to claim all National School Lunch Program Afterschool Snack Service and Child and Adult Care Food Program At-risk Afterschool Program meals and snacks at the free rate. This waiver also allows day care homes participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program to claim all meals served to enrolled children at the Tier 1 rate, regardless of their location. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #92

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement for senior high schools (as defined by the State education agency) to participate in offer versus serve during school year 2021-2022. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program. These flexibilities also apply to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #91

(1) Under this waiver, Child and Adult Care Food Program operators in States that elect to be subject to this waiver may serve meals that do not meet specified meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #90

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet specified meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. These flexibilities also apply to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #89

(1) Under this waiver, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19 related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. These flexibilities also apply to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #88

(1) Under this waiver, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program operators in States that elect to be subject to this waiver may serve meals outside of the standard meal times. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. These flexibilities also apply to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #87

(1) Under this waiver, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program operators in States that elect to be subject to this waiver may provide non-congregate meals during COVID-19 operations. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. These flexibilities also apply to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #86

(1) This waiver allows school food authorities to claim National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option meals and snacks at the Summer Food Service Program reimbursement rates. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option in school year 2021-2022. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #85

(1) This waiver allows the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option to operate when school is open during the regular school year through June 30, 2022. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option in school year 2021-2022. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #84

This memo announces a new suite of Child Nutrition Program nationwide waivers and flexibilities to support a successful school reopening in school year 2021-2022

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #83

(1) FNS allows State agencies to use the streamlined experienced sponsor application and approval process for returning sponsors that successfully participated in the Summer Food Service program in Fiscal Year 2019, but not in Fiscal Year 2020 due to COVID-19. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering the Summer Food Service Program and local organizations that have operated the Summer Food Service Program successfully in Fiscal year 2019. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #82

(1) FNS is establishing a targeted waiver, for all States and local educational agencies, to extend statutory and regulatory deadlines relating to Community Eligibility Provision reporting and election during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #81

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement that Summer Food Service Program sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Waive First Week Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program-Extension 2 granted on October 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the Summer Food Service Program successfully in the previous year, and Summer Food Service Program sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program or the National School Lunch Program.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #80

(1) Under this waiver, for all States, Summer Food Service program operators of closed enrolled sites during the COVID-19 public health emergency may determine site eligibility through area eligibility, without collecting income eligibility applications. This flexibility also applies to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. Tis waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites in the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, granted on October 9, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2021. (2) The waiver and flexibilities apply to State agencies administering, and local Organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program or National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during Summer 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Responses 70-99

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #79

(1) During the public health emergency due to COVID-19, FNS waives, for all States, requirements that limit the use of Offer Versus Serve to school food authorities and require sponsors to apply Offer Versus Serve under the rules followed for the National School Lunch Program. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program, granted on October 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #78

(1) Under this extension, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators in States that elect to be subject to this waiver may serve meals outside of the standard meal times. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option granted on October 9, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2021. (2) This waiver and flexibilities applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless summer Option during Summer 2021. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #77

(1) This waiver extends until September 30, 2021, the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers-Extension 3 granted on October 9, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2021. (2) This waiver and flexibilities applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program during Summer 2021. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #76

(1) Under this extension, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19 related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - Extension 5 granted on October 9, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2021 through September 30, 2021. (2) This waiver and flexibilities applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program during Summer 2021. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #75

(1) Under this extension, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID-19 related operations. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-Congregate Feeding in the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option granted on October 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021 through September 30, 2021 (2) This waiver and flexibilities apply to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during Summer 2021. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #74

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. These flexibilities allso apply to the Seamless Summer Option. (2) The waiver and flexibilities apply to State agencies administering and local organziations operating the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Seamless Summer Option during Summer 2021. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #73

This memo is to announce extensions of needed flexibilities for summer 2021 operations for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #72

(1) This waiver cancels selected administrative data reporting requirements in the Child Nutrition Programs, specifically the following: Data Element 15, Part B of the FNS-10; FNS-640 Administrative Review Report Form; FNS-828 School Food Authority Paid Lunch Price Report; FNS-834 State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report; FNS-874 Local Educational Agency Second Review of Applications; Ameliorative Action Plans for Verification Results; State Agency Food Safety Inspections Report; and Performance-Based Reimbursement (7 Cents) Quarterly Report. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and LEAs operating the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. (This document relates to: 7 CFR 210.5(d)(1), 7 CFR 210.8(c)(2), 42 U.S.C. 1769c (b)(1)(C)(iv); 7 CFR 210.18(n); 42 U.S.C. 1760 (p)(4); 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7); 42 U.S.C. 1758 (b)(4)(F); 7 CFR 245.13(c); 7 CFR 245.13(e); 7 CFR 272.8(a)(5); 42 U.S.C. 1769c (b)(6)(E)(ii); 7 CFR 245.11 (b)(2); 7 CFR 245.11(i); 7 CFR 2145.12(i); 42 U.S.C. 1760(p)(4); 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7); 7 CFR 210.15(a)(8); 42 U.S.C. 1758(h); 7 CFR 210.5(d)(2)(ii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #70

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during school year 2020-2021. This waiver revises the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs - EXTENSION #4 granted on June 25, 2020, for all programs except the Summer Food Service program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b), (c) and (d)(l)(i); 220.8(b), (c), (d); and 226.20

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Responses 60-69

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #69

(1) FNS waives the requirement that reimbursement shall not be paid for meals served at a site before the sponsor has received written notification that the site has been approved for participation in the Program found at 7CFR 225.9(d). (2) FNS waives the requirement for the State agency to conduct pre-approval visits of SFSP sponsors and sites found at 7 CFR 225.7(d)(l). (3) This waiver applies to State agencies administering the Summer Food Service Program.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #68

(1) This waiver allows schools and afterschool care centers, regardless of their location, to serve at-risk afterschool meals and snacks to students after the regular school day, through June 30, 2021. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the Child an Adult Care Food Program At-Risk Afterschool Care Component. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1766(r)(l)(B) and 7 CFR 226.17a(i).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #67

(1) During the public health emergency due to COVID-19, FNS waives, for all States, requirements that limit the use of Offer Versus Serve (OVS) to school food authorities and require sponsors to apply OVS under the rules followed for the National School Lunch Program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(7) CFR 225.16(f)(l)(ii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #66

(1) FNS waives, for all States that elect to be subject to this waiver, the meal service time requirements allowing meals served outside of the standard meal times. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.16(c)(l) and (2), 210.10(l), and 220.8(l). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #65

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement that Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(d(2). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #64

(1) Under this waiver, for all States, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) closed enrolled sites during the COVID-19 public health emergency may determine site eligibility through area eligibility without collecting income eligibility applications. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the SFSP or SSO. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(f). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #63

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Summer Food Service Program - EXTENSION 7, granted on August 31, 2020, that expires on December 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b) and (c), 7 CFR 210.10(d)(l), 220.8(b) and (c), 220.8(d) and 7 CFR 225.16(d). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #62

(1) Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19 related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children granted on August 31 that expires on December 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3), 7 CFR 210.10(s), 7 CFR 220.2 (Breakfast) and 7 CFR 220.8(a), 7 CFR 225.2 (Meals), and 7 CFR 225.9(d)(7).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #61

(1) Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID-19 related operations. This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to allow non-congregate feeding in the Summer Food Service program granted on August 31, 2020 that expires on December 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1453(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(l)(D) and 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #60

(1) This waiver extends until June 30, 2021, the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers - Extension 2. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(l)(A)(i) and 7 CFR 225.2, 225.6(c)(2)(I)(G), 225.6(c)(3)(i)(B), 225.6(d)(l)(i), 225.14(c)(3), and 225.16(b)(4). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response 50-59

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #59

(1) This waiver allows the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless summer Option to continue to operate through June 30, 2021. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(c)(l), (d), and (e), and 7 CFR 225.6(b)(l) and (e)(l). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #58

(1) This waiver allows schools and afterschool care centers, regardless of their location, to serve at-risk afterschool meals and snacks to students after the regular school day, through December 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program At-Risk Afterschool Care Component. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1766(r)(l)(B) and 7 CFR 226.17a(i).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #57

(1) FNS waives the requirement that reimbursement shall not be paid for meals served at a site before the sponsor has received written notification that the site has been approved for participation in the Program found at 7CFR 225.9(d). (2) FNS waives the requirement for the State agency to conduct pre-approval visits for SFSP sponsors and sites found at 7 CFR 225.7(d)(1). (3) This waiver applies to State agencies administering the Summer Food Service Program. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #56

(1) This waiver allows the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option to continue to operate through December 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(c)(1), (d), and (e), and 7 CFR 225.6(b)(1) and (e)(1).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #55

(1) Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19 related operating may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children granted on August 20 that expires on September 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3), 7 CFR 210.10(a), 7 CFR 220.2 (Breakfast) and 7 CFR 220.8(a), 7 CFR 225.2 (Meals), and 7 CFR 225.9(d)(7).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #54

(1) Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID-19 related operations. This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to allow non-congregate feeding in the Summer Food Service Program granted on August 20, 2020 that expires on September 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D) and 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #53

(1) FNS, waives, for all States, the requirements to serve Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION 6, granted on August 20, 2020, that expires on September 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b) and (c), 7 CFR 210.20 (d)(1), 220.8(b) and (c), 220.8(d) and 7 CFR 225.16(d).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #52

(1) This waiver extends until December 31, 2020, the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers – Extension. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(A)(i) and 7 CRF 225.2, 225.6(c)(2)(i)(G), 225.6(c)(3)(i)(b), 225.6(d)(1)(i), 225.14(c)(3), and 225.16(b)(4).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #51

(1) During the public health emergency due to COVID-19, FNS waives, for all States, requirements that limit the use of Offer Versus Serve (OVS) to school food authorities and require sponsors to apply OVS under the rules followed for the National School Lunch Program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(7) and 7 CFR 225.16(f)(1)(ii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #50

(1) FNS waives, for all States that elect to be subject to this waiver, the meal service time requirements allowing meals served outside of the standard meal times. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.16(c)(1) and (2), 210.10(1), and 220.8(1).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response 40-49

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #49

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement that Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(d)(2).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #48

(1) Under this waiver, fall States, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) closed enrolled sites during COVID-19 public health emergency may determine the site eligibility through area eligibility without collecting income eligibility applications. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and location organizations operating the SFSP or SSO. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(f).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #47

(1) Under this waiver, Program operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID–19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children granted on May 14 that expires on August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3), 7 CFR 210.10(a), 220.2 (Breakfast) and 220.8(a), 225.2 (Meals), and 225.9(d)(7).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #46

(1) This waiver extends until September 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier, the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers through August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(A)(i) and 7 CFR 225.2, 225.6(c)(2)(i)(G), 225.6(c)(3)(i)(B), 225.6(d)(1)(i), 225.14(c)(3), and 225.16(b)(4).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #45

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID–19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – EXTENSION 5, granted on July 30, 2020, that expires on August 31, 2020 for the Summer Food Service Program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.16(d).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #44

(1) Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID–19-related operations. This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to allow non-congregate feeding in the Summer Food Service Program granted on May 14, 2020 that expires on August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D) and 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #43

(1) FNS waives, for all State agencies, that SFSP monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 225.7(d)(2)(ii) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, State agencies should, to the maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION granted on June 8, 2020 that expires on August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. This waiver remains in effect through September 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #42

(1) FNS waives, for all SFSP sponsoring organizations, that SFSP monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 225.15(d) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, SFSP sponsoring organizations should, to the maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION granted on June 8, 2020 that expires on August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. This waiver remains in effect through September 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #41

(1) FNS waives, for all State agencies and school food authorities, school meals onsite monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 210.8, 210.18,220.8(h), and 210.18(c). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Revised – EXTENSION granted on June 8, 2020 that expires on August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and school food authorities operating the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This waiver remains in effect through June 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #40

(1) FNS waives, for all State agencies, that CACFP monitoring requirements included at Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended [42 U.S.C. 1766], as well as regulations at 7 CFR 226.6(b)(1) and 226.6(m)(6) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, State agencies should, to the
maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program – EXTENSION granted on June 8, 2020 that expires on August 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State
agencies administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This waiver remains in effect through September 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response 30-39

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #39

(1) FNS waives, for all CACFP sponsoring organizations, that CACFP monitoring requirements included at 226.16(d)(4)(iii) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, sponsoring organizations should, to the maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). (2) This waiver applies to sponsoring organizations administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #37

FNS waives, for all States, the requirement for senior high schools (as defined by the State educational agency) to participate in Offer Versus Serve during school year 2020-2021. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program. 92) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(3) and 7 CFR 210.10(e). 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #36

FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during school year 2020-2021. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs - EXTENSION #3 granted on June 8, 2020, that expires on July 31, 2020, for all programs except the Summer Food Service Program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b) and (c), 220.8(b) and (c), and 226.20.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #35

Under this waiver, Program operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity.  This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - EXTENSION granted on May 14, 2020, that expires on August 31, 2020, for all programs except the Summer Food Service Program. (2) This waiver applies to State Agencies administering and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(a), 220.2 (Breakfast), and 220.8(a), and 226.2(Meals).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #34

Under this waiver, Program operators in a State with an approved waiver of meal service times may establish meal service times that support streamlined access to nutritious meals. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Service Time Flexibility in National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Food Program - EXTENSION granted on May 14 that expires on August 31, 2020 (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(1), 220.8(1) and 226.20(k).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #33

Under this waiver, Program operators throughout school year 2020-2021. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in Child Nutrition Programs granted on May 14 that expires on August 31, 2020, for all programs except the Summer Food Service Program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organziations operating the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1773(b)(1)(A)(i)(I), and 7 CFR 226.19(b)(6)(iii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #32

This waiver extends until August 31, 2020: (1) Previously approved Statewide waivers that allow Program operators to locate Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO) open sites in areas that do not meet area eligibility requirements. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the SFSP and SSO. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(A)(i) and 7 CFR 225.2, 225.6(c)(2)(i)(G), 225.6(c)(3)(i)(B), 225.6(d)(1)(i), 225.14(c)(3), and 225.16(b)(4).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #31

FNS waives, for all State agencies, that SFSP monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 225.7(d)(2)(ii) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, State agencies should, to the maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Summer Food Service Program granted on March 26, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: Summer Food Service Program. This waiver remains in effect through August 31, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #30

FNS waives, for all SFSP sponsoring organizations, that SFSP monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 225.15(d) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, SFSP sponsoring organizations should, to the maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program granted on March 26, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: Summer Food Service Program. This waiver remains in effect through August 31, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response 20-29

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #29

FNS waives, for all State agencies and school food authorities, school meals onsite monitoring requirements included at 7 CFR 210.8, 210.18,220.8(h), and 210.18(c). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Revised granted on June 5, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and school food authorities operating the: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This waiver remains in effect through August 31, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #28

FNS waives, for all State agencies, that CACFP monitoring requirements included at Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended [42 U.S.C. 1766], as well as regulations at 7 CFR 226.6(b)(1) and 226.6(m)(6) be conducted onsite. To ensure Program integrity during this time, State agencies should, to the maximum extent practicable, continue monitoring activities of Program operations offsite (e.g., through a desk audit). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program granted on March 26, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This waiver remains in effect through August 31, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #27

FNS waives, for all CACFP sponsoring organizations, CACFP monitoring requirements at 7 CFR 226.16(d)(4)(iii) as follows: a) CACFP sponsors may conduct two reviews of their CACFP facilities; b) only one CACFP facility review is required to be unannounced; c) FNS waives that at least one unannounced review must include observation of a meal service; d) FNS waives the requirement that not more than six months may elapse between reviews; e) allows sponsoring organizations to review new CACFP facilities as a desk audit. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program granted on March 26, 2020 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and school food authorities operating the: Child and Adult Care Food Program.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #26

FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs - EXTENSION granted on May 14, 2020 that expires on July 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. (3) this document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b) and (c), 220.8(b) and (c), 225.16(d), and 226.20.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #25

Under this waiver, Program operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children granted on March 25 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast program, Child an Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3), 7 CFR 210.10(a), 220.2 (Breakfast) and 220.8(a), 225.2 (Meals), 225.9(d)(7), and 226.2 (Meals)

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #24

FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs-EXTENSION granted on April 21 that expires on May 31, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the: National School Lunch program, School Breakfast Program. Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b) and (c), 220.8(b) an d(c), 225.16(d), and 226.20.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #23

Under this waiver, Program operators in a State with an approved waiver of meal service times may establish meal service times that support streamlined access to nutritious meals. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Serice Time Flexibility in Child Nutrition Programs granted on March 20 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(1), 220.8(1), and 226.20(k)

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #22

Under this waiver, Program operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID-19 related operations. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in Child Nutrition Programs granted on March 20 that expires on June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D), 7 CFR 225.6(3)(15), and 7 CFR 226.19(b)(6)(iii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #21

(1) This waiver delays the transition from National School Lunch Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operations during unanticipated school closures associated with the Coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic to traditional SSO and SFSP operations to June 30, 2020. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administrating and local organizations operating the: National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and hte Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(c)(1) and 7CFR 225.6(b)(1), 6(b)(4), 6(c)(2)(i)(G), 6(c)(3)(i)(B), 6(e)(l)(iii), 7(a), &(d)(l)(i), 14(a), and 15(d)(l).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #20

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement that Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(d)(2).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response 5-19

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #19

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement that Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(d)(2).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #18

Nationwide Waiver of Local School Wellness Policy Triennial Assessments in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Responses #14-17

(1)The four waivers referenced allow closed enrolled sites to be determined eligible through area eligibility; waive the requirement for sponsors to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation under the program; expand the use of offer versus serve under the rules of the Summer Food Service Program; and waive requirements that place Federal limits on meal service times. (2) These waivers apply to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program. (3)This document relates to requirements under section 13 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act at 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(A)(i)(III) and 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(7) and Summer Food Service Program regulations at 7 CFR 225.15(d), 7 CFR 225.15(f), 7 CFR 225.16(c)1) and (c)(2), and 7 CFR 225.16(f)(1)(ii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #17 

(1) FNS waives, for all States that elect to be subject to this waiver, the meal service time requirements allowing meals served outside of the standard meal times. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.16(c)(1) and (2), 210.10(l), and 220.8(l).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #16 

(1) During the public health emergency due to COVID-19, FNS waives, for all States, requirements that limit the use of Offer versus Serve (OVS) to School Food Authorities and require sponsors to apply OVS under the rules followed for the National School Lunch Program. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(7) and 7 CFR 225.16(f)(1)(ii).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #15 

(1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirement that Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(d)(2).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #14

(1) Under this waiver, for all States, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) closed enrolled sites during the COVID-19 public health emergency may determine site eligibility through area eligibility without collecting income eligibility applications. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the SFSP or SSO. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 225.15(f).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #13 

The following are extended until May 31, 2020: (1) FNS waives, for all States, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR 210.10(b) and (c), 220.8(b) and (c), 225.16(d), and 226.20.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #12

FNS waives, for all State agencies, school food authorities, and CACFP and SFSP sponsoring organizations, the 60 day claims for reimbursement deadlines as set forth in the National School Lunch Act, Section 12(j) and further in federal regulations at 7 CFR 210.8(b)(1), 215.10(b), 220.11(b), 225.9(d)(6), and 226.10(e). This waiver only applies for
claims covering operations in the months of January and February 2020 and is effective immediately.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #6

(1) FNS waives, for all States and LEAs, statutory and regulatory deadlines relating to Community Eligibility Provision reporting and election during the public health emergency due to COVID-19. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. (3) This document relates to: 42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1)(F)(iii)(I); 42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1)(F)(v)(I); 42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1)(F)(x)(I), (II) and (IV); 7 CFR 245.9(f)(3)(i); 7 CFR 245.9(f)(4)(i) and (iv); 7 CFR 245.9(f)(5) and (6); 245.9(f)(4)(i).

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #5

(1) Under this waiver, Program operators in a State with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity. (2) This waiver applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. (3) This document relates to 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3), 7 CFR 210.10(a), 220.2 (Breakfast) and 220.8(a), 225.2 (Meals), 225.9(d)(7), and 226.2 (Meals).

School Year 2020-2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the FFCRA, FNS is establishing a nationwide opt-in waiver to help minimize the impact of coronavirus related school closures on USDA Foods entitlement calculations.

Question and Answers Relating to Nationwide Waivers

CACFP 08-2021

(1) This memorandum provides implementation guidance pursuant to the statutory requirements outlined in Section 1107 of the American Rescue Plan Act (Public Law 117-2). (2) This memorandum relates to requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1766(r) and 42 U.S.C. 1766(t) to allow emergency shelters to claim reimbursement for meals and snacks served to individuals under the age of 25. (3) This memorandum applies top State agencies administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

SP 04-2021, CACFP 03-2021, SFSP 03-2021

(1) This memorandum provides clarification on additional questions related to the operation of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program during school year (SY) 2020-2021. (2) this memorandum applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch program Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Summer Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program in SY 2020-2021. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR Parts 210, 220, 225, and 226.

SP 01-20921, CACFP 01-2021, SFSP 02-2021

(1) This memorandum provides clarification on additional questions related to operation of the National School Lunch program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2) This memorandum applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (3) This document relates to 7CFR Parts 210, 220, 225, and 226.

SP 25-2020, CACFP 14-2020, SFSP 14-2020

This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to operation of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2) This memorandum applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating the Nation School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR Parts 210, 220, 225, and 226.

SP 11-2020, CACFP 06-2020, SFSP 05-2020

This memo provides clarification to the Child Nutrition Program Monitoring Nationwide Waivers #7 through #12 available to all States, SFAs and sponsoring organizations during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

SP 12-2020

(1) This memo provides clarification on questions related to the administration of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during school closures in all States and school food authorities during the novel coronoavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. (2) This memo applies to school food authorities operating the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. (3) This document relates to section 19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) [42 U.S.C. 1769a].

SP 13-2020

(1) This memo provides clarification on questions related to the Nationwide waivers issued by FNS in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. (2) This memo applies to Child Nutrition Program operators. (3) This document relates to Nationwide waivers issued pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-127).

SP 14-2020

(1) This memo provides clarification on questions related to the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. (2) This memo applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Child Nutrition Programs. (3) This document relates to Program operations under 7 CFR 210, 220, 225, and 226 and waivers pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-127). 

SP15-2020

(1)This memo provides clarification on questions related to the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. (2) This memorandum applies to State agencies administering and local organizations operating the Child Nutrition Programs. (3) This document relates to Program operations under 7 CFR 210, 220, 225, and 226 and waivers pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-127).

SP23-2020

(1) This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to the operation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during school building closures in all States and school food authorities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. (2) This memorandum applies to school food authorities operating the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program. (3) This document relates to section 19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA) [42 U.S.C. 1769a]

SP24-2020, CACFP 13-2020, SFSP 13-2020

(1) This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to Child Nutrition Program operations during school year (SY) 2020-2021. (2) This memorandum applies to State agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program in SY 2020-2021. (3) This document relates to 7 CFR Parts 210, 220, 225, and 226.