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Florida: COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities

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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

Request Received 3/27/2020 | Initial Approval 3/30/2020 | May Extension Approved | June Extension Approved | July Extension Approved | August Extension Approved | September Extension Approved | October Extension Approved | November Extension Approved | December Extension Approved | January 2021 Extension Approved | February extension Approved | March Extension Approved | April Extension Approved | May Extension Approved | June Extension Approved | July Extension Approved

Pandemic EBT
Application Processing
Fair Hearing
Quality Control


Child Nutrition Programs

Nationwide Waivers and Flexibilities

Please contact your state agency if you have questions about the waivers they have elected.

Additional Waivers and Flexibilities
  • Pandemic EBT
    See above under SNAP
  • CACFP FRP Eligibility Annual Update
    Approved 6/9/2020
  • CCFP Application
    Approved 6/23/2020
  • CCFP Application Timeline
    Approved 10/8/2020
  • Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Implementation Plans Approved
    Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (School Programs) 5/21/21
    Florida Department of Elder Affairs (CACFP - Adult Care only) 6/11/21
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Parent Pickup SY 2020-21
    Approved 8/28/2020
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Alternate Sites SY 2020-21
    Approved 9/4/2020
  • Oversight Plan Waiver
    School Meals Waiver Response 1/26/2021 |SFSP/CACFP Waiver Response 2/2/2021
  • Provision 2 Base Year
    Approved 8/28/2020


USDA Foods Programs

  • Entitlement Waiver for SY 2020-21
    Approved 9/11/2020


WIC Program

Page updated: July 28, 2023