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Coronavirus Updates for Contracting Entities

Updated 4/2/20

On April 1, 2020, USDA issued COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #12 Nationwide Waiver of 60 Day Reporting Requirements for January and February 2020.  As TDA had not yet submitted a request for this waiver prior to being issued, it is not listed in the below chart.

The Texas Department of Agriculture is requesting waivers from USDA to support the continued operation of meal service should coronavirus impact operations. Not all waivers are approved; should USDA approve any waivers related to meal service, TDA will update SquareMeals.org/coronavirus with further instructions. CEs should wait until they know the extent of the impact of coronavirus before submitting an application for any released waivers.


Date Submitted to USDA

Waiver Description

COVID-19 Waiver #

Status

11-20-2019 (pre-COVID-19 waiver request for SFSP)

Waiver of Mealtime Restrictions for all Child Nutrition Programs (CNP)

N/A

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #1 - and March 12, 2020 approval)

3-12-2020

Non-Congregate Meal Service for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

TX-1

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #2)

3-12-2020

SFSP Service at School Sites during School Closure

TX-2

Approved

3-12-2020

Non-Congregate Meal Service for Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

TX-3

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #2)

3-12-2020

SSO Service at School Sites during School Closure

TX-4

Approved

3-12-2020

Waive Onsite State Agency Monitoring of SFSP Sites Serving During Unanticipated School Closures

TX-5

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #11)

3-12-2020

Ability to Deliver Three Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Boxes at One Time

TX-6

Denied

3-12-2020

Retroactive Distribution of CSFP Boxes (Previous Month Plus Current Month)

TX-6

Approved

3-12-2020

Meal Pattern Flexibilities for all CNP

TX-7

Approved on a case-by-case basis (Nationwide Waiver #4)

3-12-2020

Non-Congregate Meal Service for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Care Program

TX-8

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #2)

3-12-2020

Waiver of Enrichment Activities for CACFP At-Risk Sites

TX-8

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #3)

3-14-2020

Cheese Component Waived from CSFP Box Deliveries

TX-9

Approved

3-14-2020

Waiver of TEFAP Eligibility Form for Self-Isolating Households

TX-10

Denied

3-24-2020

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Reporting Extensions

TX-11

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #6)

3-24-2020

Waiver of Onsite Sponsor and SFA Monitoring Requirements

TX-12

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #7, #9, and #10)

3-24-2020

Non-Congregate Meal Service for National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

TX-13

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #2)

3-24-2020

Parent Meal Pick-up without Child Present at SFSP/SSO Closed Enrolled Sites

TX-14

Approved (Nationwide Waiver #5)

3-24-2020

Waiver of Area Eligibility Requirements

TX-15

Pending

3-24-2020

Extension of 2018 NSLP Equipment Grant Deadlines

TX-16

Pending

3-31-2020 Joint Congregate/Non-congregate Feeding at CACFP Sites Meeting Specific Criteria TX-17 Pending

Under Development

Multi-day Service for CACFP

TBD Not Submitted

Under Development

Waiver of All State Agency Onsite Review/Monitoring Requirements for All CNP

TBD
Approved (Nationwide Waiver #8, #9, and #11)

Under Development

Roll-over of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Funds

TBD
Not Submitted

Under Development

Waiver of Required Civil Rights Training

TBD
Not Submitted

Under Development

Extension of Corrective Action Deadlines

TBD
Not Submitted

Under Development

Extension of Single Audit Deadlines

TBD Not Submitted
 Under Development  Administrative Appeal Deadlines  TBD  Not Submitted
 Under Development Weekend/Holiday Meal Service for All CNP  TBD  Not Submitted
 

Visit SquareMeals.org/coronavirus for additional information and links to school nutrition planning resources.


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