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Puerto Rico: 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

Pandemic EBT


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

  • Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Implementation Plans Approved
    Puerto Rico Department of Education (School Programs) 7/30/21
    Puerto Rico Department of Education (CACFP) 7/30/21
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Parent Pickup SY 20-21
    Approved 9/14/2020

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Alternate Sites SY 20-21
    Approved 9/30/2020
  • Oversight Plan Waiver
    Waiver Response 1/26/2021
  • 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