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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0093

SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance

USDA has issued guidance to states in implementing FFCRA of 2020 which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of HHS under the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0119

SNAP Extension of COVID-19 Administrative Flexibilities: January 2022 and Beyond

Provides information on how states can request to implement or extend certain COVID-19 administrative flexibilities beginning on Jan. 1, 2022.

Resource | Policy Memos

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-2021-0103

Updated Expiration Schedule for Existing FNS-Approved WIC COVID-19 Waivers

FNS has heard from state agency partners that a safe and successful return to normal operations will require more than 30 days’ notice once the nationally-declared public health emergency ends. Therefore, this memorandum extends certain WIC waivers until 90 days after the end of the nationally-declared public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act.

WIC Policy Memorandum #2021-10
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0093

Pandemic EBT – State Plans for 2021-22

This document provides information to states to assist in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT for school children and children in child care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0065

Nationwide Waiver of Local School Wellness Policy Triennial Assessments in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

FNS is establishing a nationwide waiver to support schools unable to complete a triennial assessment of the local school wellness policies by June 30, 2021, due to school closures as a result of COVID–19. This waiver applies to state agencies that have local educational agencies administering the NSLP and/or SBP.

Child Nutrition Response #98
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0053

SNAP Extension of COVID-19 Administrative Flexibilities: May 2021 and Beyond

This memo provides information on how states can request certain SNAP COVID-19 administrative flexibilities beginning May 2021, including information pertaining to certain options allowed under the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0163

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Reimbursement for Meals Served Prior to Notification of Approval and Provide Flexibility for Pre-Approval Visits in the SFSP

FNS is granting a nationwide waiver to allow state agencies to reimburse Summer Food Service Program sponsors for meals served prior to the sponsor receiving written notification that the sponsor or site has been approved for participation in the program. FNS is also waiving the requirement for state agencies to conduct pre-approval visits of SFSP sponsors and sites.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #57 
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0162

Q&As Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow SFSP and Seamless Summer Option Operations through December 2020

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they operate the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, NSLP Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program in the coming months, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

SP25 CACFP14 SFSP14-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0073

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. This waiver remains in effect through Aug. 31, 2020.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #23