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Q&A for CNP Operations for SY 2021-22


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On June 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released Policy Memorandum SP 15-2021, CACFP 13-2021, SFSP 08-2021 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). This Policy Memorandum provides clarification on questions related to Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operations during School Year (SY) 2021‒22. This memorandum applies to state agencies and Program Operators administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CAFCP), and provides clarification about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

For more comprehensive COVID–19 Guidance, please visit the COVID–19 Guidance in the CNPs 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 (CNIPS) Download Forms section:

  • SFSP—Form ID SFSP 01
  • NSLP, SBP, and SSO—Form ID Caseload
  • CACFP—Form ID CACFP 01
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 17, 2021
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