Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0034
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Sponsors that Successfully Participated in the SFSP in FY 2019 to Operate as Experienced Sponsors in FY 2021

This waiver allows state agencies the discretion to use a streamlined application process for sponsors that did not operate the Summer Food Service Program in FY 2020 due to COVID-19, but operated in FY 2019 and were in good standing. FNS is also waiving the requirement for state agencies to conduct pre-approval visits of SFSP sponsors that did not participate in FY 2020. 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #83
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0021
Nationwide Waiver to Waive First Week Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of First Week Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION 2 – granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021– through Sept. 30, 2021. This waiver extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #81
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0015
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-Congregate Feeding for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 6

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-Congregate Feeding in the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021—through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #75
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0019
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2021 Operations– EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION 2 - granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021– through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #79
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0018
Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions for Summer 2021 Operations– EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option - EXTENSION 2– granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021 – through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #78
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0014
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibilities for Summer 2021 Operations- Extension 9

FNS is extending a waiver of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meal pattern requirements to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) this summer.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #74
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0020
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option - EXTENSION 2 granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021- through Sept. 30, 2021. This waiver extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program and FNS is extending this flexibility to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #80
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0017
Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 4

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers – EXTENSION 3 – granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021 —through Sept. 30, 2021. This extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program and FNS is extending this flexibility to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #77
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0013
Child Nutrition Waiver Update

This memo is to announce extensions of needed flexibilities for summer 2021 operations for the Summer Food Service Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #73
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0006
2021-2022 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the FFCRA, as extended by the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021, FNS is establishing a nationwide opt-in waiver to help minimize the impact of coronavirus related school closures on USDA Foods entitlement calculations.