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Resource | Policy Memos

CN - SFSP Monitoring Waiver

Due to the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, USDA is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0185

P-EBT Assistance for Children in Schools that are Closed or have Reduced Attendance

This document provides information to states to assist in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for school children during school year 2020-21.

Resource | Policy Memos

P-EBT State Plans for SY 2020-21

The Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act extends Pandemic EBT through the end of September 2021. That means that P-EBT is now available for all of school year 2020-2021.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

FDPNE Performance Progress Report

Starting in fiscal year 2020, FNS is requiring all grant recipients to use a standardized form to submit their grant performance progress reports. This video walks you through the new performance progress report form and explains what information will be collected for FDPNE grants. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

FY 2020 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

During the inaugural year of Farm to Food Bank Project funding, FNS allocated $3,752,000 amongst the 19 TEFAP state agencies that submitted plans to implement Farm to Food Bank Projects. These 19 state agencies are identified in this resource. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0074

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility - Extension 2

FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). This extension of Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the child nutrition programs, issued March 25, 2020, applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. This waiver remains in effect until June 30, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #24
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0065

FY 2020 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities

This memorandum and attachments provide guidance on the specific terms and conditions, funding goals, period of performance and timelines for grants to distribute $30 million provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 to state agencies to competitively award Equipment Assistance Grants to eligible school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program.

SP17-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0047

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility - Extension

FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. This extension  applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #13
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0033

CN - Parent Pickup Waivers for School Meals

Under this waiver, program operators in a state with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID-19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #5
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0032

CN COVID-19 Afterschool Activity Waiver

This memo establishes a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals and snacks while minimizing potential exposure to COVID–19, in response to the COVID–19 Child Nutrition Response Act. This waiver applies to afterschool snacks in the National School Lunch Program and at-risk afterschool meals and snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #3