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Nebraska: 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

January 2021 Extension Approved | February Extension Approved | March Extension Approved | April Extension Approved | May Extension Approved | June Extension Approved | July Extension Approved

Initial Approval 4/7/2020 | May Extension Approved | June Extension Approved | July Extension Approved | December Extension Approved

Pandemic EBT
Application Processing
  • Extended Certification Periods; Waive Periodic Reporting
    Initial Request Received 4/1/2020 | Initial Request Approved 4/1/2020
  • Adjustment to Interview Requirements
    Note: Approvals for April through June included waiving initial and recertification interviews, waiving face-to-face interviews, and postponing expedited service interviews.
    Offered to All States 3/26/2020
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
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Parent Pickup SY 2020-21
    Approved 10/5/2020
  • Oversight Plan Waiver
    Waiver Response ;3/9/2021


USDA Foods Programs

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


WIC Program

Page updated: May 01, 2023