Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Community Eligibility Provision Resource Center

The CEP Resource Center provides extensive resources for parents, teachers, and school officials at the local, state, and federal level to better understand CEP and its positive benefits, along with useful tools to help facilitate successful implementation of the provision in your school!

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0088
Nationwide Waivers of Child Nutrition Monitoring

FNS has used its authority under FFRCA to waive certain onsite monitoring requirements for the school meals programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program, so that programs can to maintain program integrity and support social distancing while providing meals. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0139
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs
– EXTENSION, issued June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug.  31, 2020 applies to the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. The onsite monitoring portion of this waiver remains in effect through June 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #41
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0140
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to monitoring of schools and institutions operating Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during an unanticipated school closure. This waiver extension remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #42
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0136
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency,  FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #38
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA/USDC Authorized Labels and Manufacturers

CN numbers that appear on the valid list apply to the CN logo and crediting statement only. It is the manufacturer's responsibility to ensure that the product label meets all over federal labeling requirements.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0128
Administrative Review Guidance and Tools

The National School Lunch Program regulations at §210.18   Administrative reviews specify the requirements for conducting Administrative Reviews. The documents on this page include the Administrative Review Manual and other documents and tools available for conducting these compliance reviews.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0106
Nationwide Waiver to Waive First Week Site Visits in the SFSP

FNS waives the requirement that SFSP sponsors are required to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation. This waiver applies to state agencies administering and local organizations that have operated the SFSP successfully in the previous year, and SFSP sponsors in good standing that have successfully participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program or the National School Lunch Program.  

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #15
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0105
Nationwide Waiver of Food Service Management Contract Duration in the NLSP and SFSP

FNS waives  food service management company contracts duration requirements for all state agencies, school food authorities, and Summer Food Service Program sponsors. Contracts that may expire by or around June 30, 2020 may be extended through school year 2020-2021.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response # 19
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0103
Nationwide Waiver of Local School Wellness Policy Triennial Assessments in the NSLP and SFSP

FNS is establishing a nationwide waiver to support schools unable to complete a triennial assessment of the local school wellness policies by June 30, 2020, due to school closures as a result of COVID–19. This waiver applies to state agencies that have local educational agencies administering the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #18