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On April 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released Policy Memorandum CACFP 09-2021, SP 10-2021, SFSP 05-2021: Questions and Answers Regarding Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Oversight, Administration, and Reporting During COVID-19. Because program operators may be operating different programs at different times of the year than traditional operations, this policy memo provides guidance to clarify CNP oversight and administrative questions for State agencies and program operators.

The policy memo is available on the USDA Documents and Resources web page External link opens in new window or tab..

COVID-19 Resources

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

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your Field Services Unit (FSU) Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC). The FSU CNC list is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System, Form ID Caseload.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 24, 2021
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