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Remaining COVID-19 Flexibilities and Keep Kids Fed Act Provisions Expired June 30, 2023

Published: 228 days ago
" All waivers and flexibilities associated with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and the Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA) of 2022 expired June 30, 2023. These include the end of higher KKFA reimbursement rates, the end of area eligibility waivers for Tier II day care home providers, waivers of onsite monitoring requirements, non-congregate flexibilities tied to COVID-19 outbreaks, Local Wellness Policy triennial assessment deadline extensions, and TDA's discretion to not issue fiscal action in the event of a supply chain disruption.
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All waivers and flexibilities associated with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and the Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA) of 2022 expired June 30, 2023. These include the following:
  • Temporary per meal supplemental reimbursement rates for NSLP/SBP and CACFP operators, as provided by the KKFA, are no longer available after June 30. USDA's adjustment to reimbursement rates will be based on a percentage of the current base reimbursement rates. Reimbursement rates will be announced in July.
  • Tier II day care home providers will no longer be reimbursed at the Tier I rates, beginning July 1.
  • Non-congregate waivers associated with a specific COVID outbreak are no longer available.
  • School districts that opted into an extension of the deadline for the Local Wellness Policy triennial assessment must complete those assessments by June 30, 2023.
  • The flexibility allowing TDA to issue technical assistance in lieu of assigning fiscal action in the event of a supply chain disruption expired June 30.
All program operators must return to onsite monitoring as required by regulation. However, USDA has issued guidance on what aspects of a monitoring review can continue offsite:

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