USDA Q&As Relating to the Nationwide Waiver
On October 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued Policy Memorandum SP 01-2021, CACFP 01-2021, SFSP 01-2021: Questions and Answers (Q&As) Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Operations through School Year 2020–2021 – EXTENSION – Q&As #2. The Policy Memorandum provides clarification related to the operation of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, SSO, SFSP, and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include transition to the SSO or SFSP, closed enrolled sites, eligibility carryover, afterschool snack service, At Risk offsite and onsite care flexibilities, and weekend meal service.
More information will be shared during the next Tuesdays @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall on October 20, 2020.
No California Department of Education management bulletin will be forthcoming.
If you have any questions regarding the waiver, please contact your Child Nutrition 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 System Download Forms section:
- CACFP: Form ID, CACFP 01
- School Nutrition Programs: Form ID, Caseload
- SFSP: Form ID, SFSP 01