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Attention: All CEs operating during Summer 2021 and/or SY 2021-2022

" All CEs operating in Summer 2021 and SY 2021-2022 must complete and submit this new form. This includes CEs that do not plan to operate under any waivers moving forward.
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“Declare or Decline COVID-19 Meal Service Waiver Options Form” must be submitted by ALL CEs even if they are not using any of the listed waivers.

Deadline:
All CEs must complete and submit this form as soon as possible by no later than August, 1, 2021

TDA issued a new mandatory “Declare or Decline COVID-19 Meal Service Waiver Options Form” to indicate Contracting Entity (CE) usage in Summer 2021 and School Year 2021-2022 for the following waivers:
  • Non-congregate feeding (for example, grab and go meal service)
  • Alternative meal times
  • No Child Present, Parent Pick-up
  • Offsite Monitoring
  • Waiver of Requirement to Implement Offer vs Serve in Senior High Schools (available in SY 2021-2022 for NSLP, SSO, and SBP programs.)

Also, if you previously submitted an intake forms for SY 2020-2021, and if you are currently using one or more of the above waivers, all CEs operating in Summer 2021 and SY 2021-2022 must complete and submit this new form. This includes CEs that do not plan to operate under any waivers moving forward.

To access the waiver forms and the instructions, visit this page.



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