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Flexibilities in the Keep Kids Fed Act during School Year 2022-2023

" July 1, 2022 - The Keep Kids Fed Act passed on June 27, 2022, will allow higher reimbursements for meals, meal pattern flexibilities in the event of COVID-19-related supply chain issues, and other flexibilities still to be determined in School Year 2022-2023.
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July 1, 2022 - The Keep Kids Fed Act passed on June 27, 2022, will allow higher reimbursements for meals, meal pattern flexibilities in the event of COVID-19-related supply chain issues, and other flexibilities still to be determined.

Specifically, the Act makes the following changes:

      • Extends USDA’s authority to issue nationwide waivers that may increase Federal costs for summer meal programs through September 2022.
      • Extends the flexibility allowing TDA to waive fiscal action for any CEs that cannot meet the meal pattern due to a COVID-19-related supply chain disruption.

      • For school year (SY) 2022-23, provides temporary additional reimbursements of:
          • 40 cents per lunch served through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); and
          • 15 cents per breakfast served through the School Breakfast Program (SBP); and
      • Allows USDA to issue limited nationwide waivers that do not increase Federal costs during the 2022-23 school year.

TDA will post further guidance on any additional waivers granted in this newsletter and in our School Year 2022-2023 FAQs located at: https://squaremeals.org/FandNResources/CoronavirusUpdateforContractingEntities.aspx


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