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SNP ECR Implementation Plan Approved by the USDA


On Friday, July 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service approved the California Department of Education (CDE) Implementation Plan for the School Programs Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement (ECR) Program. The plan was approved for $113,127,019 to provide supplemental reimbursement to School Nutrition Program (SNP) Operators who experienced operational losses due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) during March–June 2020. The ECR Program recognizes the valuable role that school food authorities (SFA) play in California’s care infrastructure.

The CDE anticipates disbursing payments to SFAs in October 2021. We are incredibly pleased to be able to facilitate these payments to the hard working and dedicated care professionals implementing the SNPs.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions regarding this subject, please contact the ECR team by email at ECR@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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