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North Dakota: 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 3/31/2020 | 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 | January 2021 Extension Approved | February Extension Approved | March Extension Approved | April Extension Approved | May Extension Approved

Pandemic EBT
Application Processing
  • 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 | June Extension Approved
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 9/4/2020
  • Oversight Plan Waiver
    Waiver Response 12/17/2020
  • Provision 2 Base Year
    Approved 7/30/2020


USDA Foods Programs

  • Entitlement Waiver for SY 2020-21
    Approved 6/17/2020
  • Entitlement Waiver for SY 2021-22
    Approved 1/15/2021


WIC Program

Page updated: April 21, 2023