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The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is very pleased to announce that on June 25, 2020, the USDA released Nationwide Waivers that provided multiple waiver extensions and a new waiver for school year (SY) 2020–21.

  • COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #33, National Wavier to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in the Child Nutrition Programs­-EXTENSION #2. This waiver is effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
  • COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #34, Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Service Time Flexibility in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)–EXTENSION #2. This waiver is effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
  • COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #35, Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick-up Meals for Children–EXTENSION #2. This waiver is effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
  • COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #36, Nationwide waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs–EXTENSION #4. Program operators must maintain and meet nutritional standards for each Program to the greatest extent possible. The meal pattern flexibility application is located at Extension of COVID-19 CNP Meal Pattern Waiver. Please note, the waiver application is the notification to the CDE of your intent. This waiver is effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
  • NEW–COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #37, Nationwide waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibility for Senior High Schools in the NSLP for SY 2020–21. This waives the offer versus serve requirement for senior high schools. This waiver is effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
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 Payment System (CNIPS) Download Forms section:

  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)—Form ID SFSP 01.
  • NSLP, SBP, and Seamless Summer Option (SSO)—Form ID Caseload.
  • CACFP—Form ID CACFP 01
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, June 29, 2020
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