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Overview of the Keep Kids Fed Act and New Supply Chain Assistance Funding

A webinar for state agencies providing an overview of provisions included in the new Keep Kids Fed Act legislation and Supply Chain Assistance funding. 

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Transitioning to Normal Child Nutrition Operations: Additional Waiver Opportunities

A webinar for state agencies about tools available to aid in the transition back to normal child nutrition program operations.

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Transitioning to Normal Child Nutrition Operations

During this webinar, FNS shared statewide waivers available at state agency request to assist program operators in transitioning to normal operations for Summer 2022 and statewide waivers available for operational and administrative flexibilities for the upcoming school year.

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FNS Information Collection Needs Due to COVID-19; Comment Request for Extending Approval for OMB #0584-0654

FNS is seeking public comment on its intent to ask the Office of Management and Budget to extend approval of the information collection under OMB approval #0584-0654 from Jan. 31, 2022 until Aug. 27, 2023.

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Planning for a Dynamic School Environment Webinar: Guidance for Meal Service Flexibilities for SY 2021-2022

 On August 26, FNS delivered a live webinar to state agencies and local program operators providing an overview of nationwide waivers for school year 2021-22. During the webinar, staff discussed scenarios where flexibilities may be utilized and suggestions for planning for the unexpected.  Lastly, resources were shared to further help state agencies and local program operators meet the unique needs of their community. 

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Information Collection: SNAP Emergency Allotments (COVID-19)

This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for activities associated with administering emergency allotments waivers. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, enacted March 18, 2020, includes a general provision that allows the Department to issue emergency allotments waivers based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a State has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

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Information Collection: Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer

This is a revision of a currently approved information collection for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer for the reporting burden associated with administering P-EBT.

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School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the COVID-19 Child Nutrition Waivers and Child Nutrition Programs

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the School Meals Operations Study with updated survey instruments for SY 2021-2022. This study will collect data from state agencies and public school food authorities, including disaggregated administrative data and data on the continued use and effectiveness of the CN COVID-19 waivers.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for state distributing agency and FNS regional office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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Information Collection: National Study of State Adoption and Use of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer During Covid-19

This collection seeks to gather information on operational issues and challenges encountered by Child Nutrition and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program state agencies while implementing the PEBT program.