USDA issued a nationwide waiver allowing Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Operations to operate during the 2020-2021 School Year, providing the choice for Texas contracting entities to operate the National School Lunch Program or one of the summer feeding programs.
School Food Authorities that have not submitted applications or any applicable intake forms related to their program choice and waiver usage should contact TDA immediately. Note that SFAs were required to notify TDA of their program choice by October 31, 2020.
Based on current USDA guidance, which is subject to change, TDA has developed guidelines for each option available to the school districts and community organizations. Please refer to the applicable Resources page below and continue to check the COVID-19 FAQ for School Year 2020-2021 frequently, as updates are ongoing.
Note that USDA reserves the right to withdraw this approval subject to the availability of funding.