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Colorado: COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities

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Waivers
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USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Emergency Allotments

January 2022 Extension Approved | February Extension Approved | March Extension Approved | April Extension Approved | May Extension Approved

January 2021 Extension Approved | February Extension Approved | March Extension Approved | April Extension Approved | May Extension Approved | June Extension Approved | July Extension Approved | August Extension Approved | September Extension Approved | October Extension Approved | November Extension Approved | December Extension Approved

Initial Approval 4/2/2020 | May Extension Approved | June Extension Approved | July Extension Approved | August Extension Approved | September Extension Approved | October Extension Approved | November Extension Approved | December Extension Approved

Pandemic EBT
Application Processing
Claims
Fair Hearing
Quality Control
Other

 


Child Nutrition Programs

Nationwide Waivers and Flexibilities
Additional Waivers and Flexibilities
  • Pandemic EBT
    See above under SNAP
  • Community Eligibility Provision
    Approved 6/12/2020
  • Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Implementation Plans Approved
    Colorado Department of Education (School Meals) 6/21/21
    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CACFP) 6/21/21
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Parent Pickup
    Approved 5/4/2020
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Alternate Sites SY 2020-21
    Approved 8/11/2020
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Parent Pickup SY 2020-21
    Approved 8/11/2020
  • Oversight Plan Waiver
    Waiver Response 1/6/2021 | Final Waiver 1/26/2021
  • Provision 2 Base Year
    Approved 7/31/2020

 


USDA Foods Programs

  • Entitlement Waiver for SY 2020-21
    Approved 9/11/2020
  • Entitlement Waiver for SY 2021-22
    Approved 1/15/2021

 


WIC Program

  • Extension of Approved Waivers
    Extended through June 30 | Extension 2 | Extension 3
  • FMNP Training
    Approved 4/6/2021
  • Food Package Substitutions (milk, bread)
    Approved 3/25/2020
  • Food Package Substitutions (cheese)
    Approved 3/26/2020
  • Food Package Substitution (Fluid Milk)
    Approved 12/18/2020
  • Local Agency Monitoring
    Approved 4/22/2020
  • Medical Documentation
    Approved 4/2/2020
  • Physical Presence (includes lab work)
    Approved 3/20/2020
  • Remote Benefit Issuance
    Approved 3/23/2020
  • Separation of Duties
    Approved 9/25/2020
  • Transaction without Presence of Cashier
    Approved 9/28/2020
  • Vendor Compliance Investigations Temporary
    Approved 4/27/2020
  • Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual
    Approved 8/26/2020
  • Vendor Preauthorization
    Approved 7/20/2020
  • Vendor Routine Monitoring Temporary
    Approved 4/27/2020
  • Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual
    Approved 8/26/2020
  • Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite
    Approved 9/25/2020
04/26/2022