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COVID-19 Response Nationwide Waivers SY 21–22


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance in Child Nutrition Programs Web Page

On April 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service released 13 policy memos announcing waiver extensions that provide necessary flexibilities for program operators of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for School Year (SY) 2021–2022.

The nationwide waivers available for SY 2021–22 include:

Please join the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. for the next Tuesdays @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall for more information on the requirements for implementing, tracking, and documenting the various waivers.

COVID-19 Resources

For updated information, sponsors are directed to visit the California Department of Education (CDE) COVID-19 Guidance for Child Nutrition Programs web page and the CDE COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions web page.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding these waivers, please contact your respective program’s County Specialist. The County Specialist for each program can be found in the following Form IDs in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment SystemExternal link opens in new window or tab. Download Forms section:

  • NSLP, School Breakfast Program (SBP), and SSO—Form ID Caseload
  • CACFP – Form ID CACFP 01
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 25, 2022
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