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RELEASE: Non-Congregate Service during Extreme Heat/Poor Air Quality Waiver Request Form

Published: 39 days ago
" TDA has released the new Waiver Request to Serve Summer Non-Congregate Meals in Cases of Extreme Heat/Poor Air Quality. This form must be used to report non-congregate meals served at outdoor SFSP or SSO sites in the event of a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Warning, Excessive Heat Watch, or "purple flag" or higher air quality warning.
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TDA has released the new Waiver Request to Serve Summer Non-Congregate Meals in Cases of Extreme Heat/Poor Air Quality. This form must be used to report non-congregate meals served at outdoor SFSP or SSO sites when one or both of the following has occurred in the area where the site is located:
Requirements
  • Information on this form, including number of non-congregate meals served, must be reported for each individual site that served non-congregate meals on the reported date.
  • CEs must submit one form for each day this waiver was used, although information for multiple sites operating on a single day can be entered.
  • Sites must upload proof of the heat or air quality event (available from the sites listed above)
  • Sites cannot serve non-congregate meals if there is an alternative, temperature-controlled site available to serve meals in a congregate setting.
  • Meals served under this waiver must be served to children. Parent/Guardian pickup without a child present is not allowable under this waiver.
  • Only a single day’s meals may be bundled at a time. Multi-day bundling is not allowed.
  • Meal service times cannot be changed within 24 hours of the service time listed on the site application. If meal service times are changed, the site must make every effort to notify the community and post signage at the site about the time change.

To access the form, in TX-UNPS, go to either the SFSP or SSO module, select Applications, and then Download Forms (Form SFSP-009 for SFSP and Form SNP-009 for SSO). Note that the form can also be accessed from the waiver portal located in SNP-000. 

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