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Q&A for CNP Operations Updated for SY 2021-22


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On July 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released Policy Memorandum SP 16-2021, CACFP 14-2021:Previously Issued Questions and Answers Relating to Operation of the Child Nutrition Programs: Updated for School Year (SY) 2021–22.This memorandum provides updates to questions and answers previously released in Calendar Year 2020, and applies to state agencies and local organizations operating the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for SY 2021–22. The memorandum can be found on the USDA Food and Nutrition Services web pageExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

For more comprehensive COVID-19 guidance, please visit the COVID-19 Guidance in the Child Nutrition Programs web page.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding this Policy Memorandum, 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:

  • NSLP, SBP, and SSO—Form ID Caseload
  • CACFP—Form ID CACFP 01
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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