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Non-congregate Feeding, Offsite Monitoring, and Other Flexibilities Now Available!

" July 1, 2022 - Per the recently passed Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA), TDA can now use its approved statewide waivers to allow all SFSP and SSO sites to resume non-congregate service, no child/parent pickup, and offsite monitoring flexibilities without those waivers being related to a specific COVID-19 event. Other flexibilities will be available soon as well.
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July 1, 2022 - Per the recently passed Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA), TDA can now use its approved statewide waivers to allow all SFSP and SSO sites to resume non-congregate service, no child/parent pickup, and offsite monitoring flexibilities without those waivers being related to a specific COVID-19 event. As in Summers 2020 and 2021, Summer Contracting Entities may utilize “grab and go,” home delivery, and meal bundling as part of standard operations per the implementation requirements outlined in our Summer 2022 FAQs. These waivers will be available through September 30, 2022, or the beginning of the school year, whichever is earlier. Please note that while sites can start using these waivers immediately, all Program Operators must submit an opt-in form if any of their sites are using these waivers this summer. Opt-in forms will be available soon on SquareMeals.org here: https://squaremeals.org/FandNResources/CoronavirusUpdateforContractingEntities/IntakeForms.aspx

Additional flexibilities include the continuation of SFSP reimbursement rates for SSO operators through September 30, 2022 and the availability of area eligibility waivers. As of June 30, 2022, TDA is awaiting further clarification from USDA on the scope of area eligibility waivers. Once received, TDA will communicate with Summer CEs the plan for implementation.

TDA also expects more waivers to be issued soon for Summer 2022 operations as part of the KKFA. Please check SquareMeals.org and our posted Summer 2022 FAQs for the latest information on waiver implementation requirements.


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