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Overview

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) send messages via Listserv to program operators and contacts. The messages contained in the tabs below are identified by program and sponsor type. Program types include the School Nutrition Program (SNP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP), Food Distribution Program (FDP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP sponsor types include Day Care Homes (DCH), Child Care Centers (CCC), and Adult Day Care (ADC). SNP sponsor types include Residential Child Care Institutes (RCCI), and County Office of Education (COE). SNP role types include Chief Business Officer (CBO), and Food service Director (FSD). Specialized messages intended for target audiences are marked with an asterisk (*) and are not applicable to entire program and sponsor types.

Note: Messages on this page will remain for three months before being removed.

Disaster

Proclamations that affect our program operators and state.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/14/2021 El Dorado County: President Biden Approves California Emergency Declaration SNP, SSO, SFSP. Sponsors in El Dorado County.
9/09/2021 Lake County: State of Emergency Due to Cache Fire SNP, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Lake County.
9/03/2021 Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties: President Biden Approves California Emergency Declaration SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties.
9/01/2021 Alpine, Amador and Placer Counties: State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties.
9/01/2021 Webinar: Tuesday @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall on September 28 SNP, SSO, SFSP

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to

8/27/2021

COVID-19: FFVP Operations for SY 2021–22 Questions and Answers SNP, 2021-22 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grantees
8/25/2021 Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas Counties: President Biden Approves California Disaster Declaration SNP, SFSP, CACFP. Sponsors in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas Counties.
8/18/2021 El Dorado County: State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire SNP, SFSP. Sponsors in El Dorado County
8/12/2021 Trinity, Tehama, and Shasta: State of Emergency Due to Fires SNP, SSO. Sponsors in Trinity, Tehama and Shasta Counties.
8/9/2021 COVID-19: FFVP School Year 2021–22 Waivers SNP, current Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grantees
8/09/2021 Reminder: 2021 Summer Waivers #74-81 SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP
8/09/2021 Reminder: School Year 2020–21 P- EBT SNP
8/09/2021 Reminder: CACFP At-Risk Nationwide Waiver Clarification CACFP
8/09/2021 Reminder: P-EBT Status Update SNP, CCC, DCH
8/09/2021 Reminder: COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #83 SFSP
8/09/2021 Reminder: Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition COVID-19 Response Nationwide Waivers - School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO, DCH
8/06/2021 Siskiyou, Nevada and Placer: State of Emergencies Due to Fires SNP, SFSP. Sponsors in Siskiyou, Nevada and Placer Counties.
8/03/2021 Questions and Answers for Child Nutrition Program Operations for School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO, CACFP
8/02/2021 U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memorandum SP 18-2021: Community Eligibility Provision Operations during School Year 2021–22: Questions and Answers SNP, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools, COE, and Other Government

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/30/2021 Pandemic EBT for Summer 2021 SNP
7/27/2021 SNP Meal Pattern Waiver Application SY 2021–22 SNP
7/19/2021 Siskiyou, Lassen, and Plumas: State of Emergency Due to Fires SNP and SFSP sponsors in Siskiyou, Lassen and Plumas Counties

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/30/2021 USDA Resources for Shelters Feeding Homeless Youth and Families CACFP
6/28/2021 CACFP Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Implementation Plan Approved by the USDA SNP, CACFP
6/18/2021 Emergency Operating Costs Reimbursement (ECR) Programs Frequently Asked Questions DCH, Sponsor of Independent Center/Sponsor of Unaffiliated Centers, Center Sponsors
6/15/2021 Emergency Shelter Reimbursement Question and Answer CACFP
6/15/2021 2021 Local School Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Waiver SNP
6/15/2021

CACFP Meal Pattern Waiver Application School Year 2021–22

CACFP
6/15/2021 Questions and Answers for Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Operations SNP, SSO, SFSP
6/15/2021 School Year 2021–22 Initial Waiver Elections SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP
6/14/2021 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Tranfer (P-EBT) Stakeholder Meeting SNP
6/8/2021 P- EBT for 2020‒21 School Year School Age Children SNP FSD, CBO and Superintendents
6/7/2021 Reminder: Nationwide Waiver for Community Eligibility Provision Deadlines SNP
6/7/2021 Reminder: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Responses #73-81, Summer 2021 Extensions SNP, SSO, SFSP
6/7/2021 Reminder: P-EBT 2.0 Address Update Flyers SNP
6/7/2021 Reminder: Prepare Now for P-EBT 2.0 SNP
6/7/2021 Reminder: P-EBT Round 2.0 for Eligible Private School Students SNP Private Schools
6/7/2021 Reminder: Additional Guidance for 75 Cent Rate Increase SNP, SSO, SFSP
6/3/2021 2021–22 Guidance for NSLP Application or Alternative Form SNP, SSO
6/2/2021

CACFP Sponsor Information for the ECR Program

CACFP

Recall

Food recalls that could potentially affect our program operators and partners.

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/23/2021 Grimmway Farms Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail-Packaged Carrots SNP, SSO, SFSP, CACFP
7/20/2021 Green Dining Table, Inc. Recalls Pork Dumplings Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens SNP, SSO, CACFP
7/6/2021 Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products SNP

June

Training

Announcements and availability of trainings, both sponsored by the NSD and those of the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other partners. Includes both in-person and e-learning offerings (conference calls and webinars).

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to

9/13/2021

Universal Meals School Year 2022–23 Listening Session on October 5, 2021 SNP, SSO, SFSP. Including SNP Superintendents.

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/31/2021 New Resource: Offering Meat/Meat Alternates in the SBP SNP, FSDs and Superintendents

July

Policy

Notifies program operators of the release of U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy memoranda.

September

July

Management Bulletin (MB)

Notifies program operators of the release of California Department of Education (CDE) NSD MBs.

June

Notice Date Title Applicable to
6/11/2021 School Year 2020–21 Processor Inventory Reconciliation FDP processors, distributors, recipient agencies

Other

Applications, awards, surveys, announcements, and annual updates.

September

Notice Date Title Applicable to
9/15/2021 School Meals and Supply Chain Issues During School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO
9/03/2021 Verification Process Guidance for SY 2021-22 SNP
9/02/2021 Reminder: School Year 2021–22 Now Open in the CNIPS – Annual Update Guidance SNP, SSO

August

Notice Date Title Applicable to
8/25/2021 Action: Excess Net Cash Resources for School Year 2020–21 SNP
8/16/2021 2021-22 Child and Adult Care Food Program Form 87 and Annual Update for Child and Adult Care Centers ADC, CCC
8/11/2021 Webinar: Procurement Strategies for School Year 2021–22 SNP
8/09/2021 Welcome to School Year 2021–22 SNP, SSO, Superintendents
8/09/2021

Reminder: Farm to Summer Celebration Week: Pre-Survey

SFSP, SSO
8/09/2021 Reminder: Community Eligibility Provision—Application Information SNP
8/03/2021 California Department of Education SNP-04-2021: Pricing of Adult Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs SNP
8/02/2021 2021–22 CACFP Annual Update for Child and Adult Care Centers Now Open! ADC, CCC
8/02/2021 Food Literacy Awareness Month September 2021 SNP, FSDs, Superintendents

July

Notice Date Title Applicable to
7/12/2021

2021–22 CACFP Annual Update Child and Adult Care Centers

ADC, CCC
7/2/2021 SNP Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Implementation Plan Approved by the USDA SNP
7/1/2021 Paid Lunch Equity: Guidance for School Year 2021-22 SNP

June

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 16, 2021
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