Resource | Policy Memos | FD-150
CSFP COVID-19 Q&As

This memorandum includes questions and answers on flexibilities available to CSFP State agencies, including Indian Tribal Organizations, in the operation of CSFP. These flexibilities may assist state agencies that administer CSFP in continuing to provide food to seniors in need during the novel COVID-19 public health emergency.

Resource | Policy Memos | WIC Policy Memo #2020-4
Publication of the 2020-2021 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2020

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #25
COVID-19 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - Extension

Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is established a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID– 19). This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children granted on March 25, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #24
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 (the child nutrition programs). This waiver remains in effect until June 30, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #23
CN COVID-19 Meal Times Nationwide Waiver - Extension

Due to the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, USDA established 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, and Child and Adult Care Food Program (the child nutrition programs). This waiver remains in effect through Aug. 31, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | COVID-19 Child Nutrition Response #22
Nationwide Non-Congregate Feeding Waiver- Extension

In response to the COVID–19 Child Nutrition Response Act, and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, USDA established a nationwide waiver of congregate feeding requirements to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program (the child nutrition programs). This waiver remains in effect until August 31, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during COVID-19: Q&As #2

This memorandum provides clarification on questions related to the administration of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during school closures in all states and school food authorities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Resource | Policy Memos | WIC Policy Memo #2020-3
Treatment of Funds Received Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

This policy memorandum contains guidance to WIC state agencies regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (P.L. 116-136) that provides rebates to many low- and middle-income households, as well as additional unemployment benefits. FNS has received a number of questions regarding how WIC state agencies should consider payments to individuals authorized under the Act when conducting a WIC income determination.

Resource | Policy Memos | WIC Policy Memo #2020-2
WIC Policy Memorandum #2020-2: Extensions for USDA FNS-Approved COVID-19 Waivers through June 30, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides USDA statutory and regulatory waiver authorities necessary in a public health emergency such as COVID-19 to encourage social distancing and reduce visits to WIC clinics. To date, FNS has approved requests from all WIC state agencies to waive select statutory and regulatory requirements through May 31, 2020. USDA FNS is extending waiver approvals through June 30, 2020 for all WIC state agencies that choose to continue operations under their approved waivers.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP17-2020
Fiscal Year 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.