USDA CACFP At-risk in Summer 2020 Waiver Request
On June 17, 2020, the California Department of Education (CDE), recognizing the need to maximize the opportunity for meals served during the summer, submitted a waiver to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow program operators to continue to operate the At-risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) past June 30. Regrettably, the USDA confirmed today that it has denied the CDE’s waiver request.
June 30, 2020, was the last day program operators could operate the At-risk Afterschool Meals component of the CACFP until the start of the regular school year for 2020–21.
For questions regarding this subject, please contact your CACFP Specialist. You can locate your specialist using Form CACFP 01 in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System.