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COVID-19 Required Reporting CNP Assessment


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Since March 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released many waivers and extensions for flexibilities to child nutrition program (CNP) operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The USDA requires assessment information) on the effectiveness of the waivers in providing improved services to program participants. In order to efficiently collect this information, the California Department of Education (CDE) is requiring that program operators complete the CDE COVID-19 Child Nutrition Program Waivers Assessment Survey by 5 p.m. on December 11, 2020.

Updates regarding the USDA waivers and any additional information operators need to implement the waivers are posted to the CNP COVID-19 Guidance web page.

We appreciate your participation in providing assessment information to the USDA. Thank you again for your efforts to provide meals to our most vulnerable participants.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, 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 System Download Forms section:

  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)—Form ID SFSP 01
  • Seamless Summer Option, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program—Form ID Caseload
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)—Form ID CACFP 01
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 20, 2020
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