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Nationwide Waivers for Summer and SY 2021-22

" On April 20, USDA issued a suite of new nationwide waivers addressing Child Nutrition Program operations in School Year 2021-2022 and Summer 2021. TDA will be addressing these new waivers in statewide calls and a brand new FAQ document.
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On April 20, USDA issued a suite of new nationwide waivers addressing Child Nutrition Program operations in School Year 2021-2022 and Summer 2021. TDA will be addressing these new waivers in statewide calls and a brand new FAQ document. Highlights from the new waivers include:
  • Seamless Summer Option (SSO) will be available for schools in SY 2021-22.
  • SSO operators will be able to operate in any location regardless of area eligibility.
  • SSO meals can be claimed at the SFSP reimbursement rate beginning July 1, 2021.
  • Non-congregate, alternate meal times, parent pick-up, offsite monitoring, and OVS in High School Waivers have been extended through June 30, 2022 for all applicable programs.
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-risk will have area eligibility waivers extended through SY 2021-22.
  • Day Care Home Providers will be reimbursed at the Tier I rate, regardless of location.
  • New, specific Meal Pattern Flexibilities have been granted to CACFP beginning July 1, 2021 and to the School Nutrition Programs beginning October 1, 2021. These flexibilities will expire June 30, 2022, but will only be granted on a case-by-case basis.

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