Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0148
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2021

This memorandum provides the total funding amount available to FNS to distribute to state agencies, which is $202.9 million for FY 2021.

SP22-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0147
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children – Extension 3

This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - Extension, granted on May 14, 2020 until Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier. This waiver extension applies to the NSLP Seamless Summer Option and the SFSP.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #47
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0146
CN - Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers – Extension

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers through Aug. 31, 2020 until Sept. 30, 2020, or for the duration of summer operations, whichever is earlier. This waiver extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #46
Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP 101

The CSFP 101 webinar provides attendees with a brief history of CSFP, allowable uses of administrative funds, and policy basics.  Attendees also receive an overview of CSFP income eligibility standards and distribution of CSFP food package policies. This webinar is intended for state and local agencies who manage CSFP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0140
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the SFSP – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to monitoring of schools and institutions operating SFSP during an unanticipated school closure. This waiver extension remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #42
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0138
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the CACFP - Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies in the CACFP – Extension, issued on June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug. 31, 2020 applies to the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This waiver is effective immediately, and remains in effect through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #40
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0139
Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Extension 2

This extension of Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in the School Meals Programs – Extension, issued June 8, 2020 to waive the requirements until Aug.  31, 2020 applies to the NSLP and the School Breakfast Program. The onsite monitoring portion of this waiver remains in effect through June 30, 2021.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #41
Resource | Webinars/Videos
It's a New School Year: What's Happening with USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar highlights recent updates and provides guidance on managing USDA Foods in Schools, including information on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and National Processing Program. We cover updates on allocating funds and adding new sites to USDA DoD Fresh, monitoring USDA Foods inventories, and details on SY 2020-2021 entitlement calculations, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020- 2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
The Enhanced CSFP Food Package in Action: Where Are We Now?

In early 2020, programs began to implement the enhanced CSFP food package that includes more variety, flexibility, and healthier food options. This webinar focuses on the food package enhancements and how to successfully manage inventory to adjust for client preferences, logistical challenges, and inventory shortfalls. We provide an overview of the new foods that have improved the food package and review the inventory ordering tool to help states and local agencies adjust to changing needs based on client feedback.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0158
CN - Waive First Week Site Visits in SFSP - Extension

Nationwide waiver to waive first week site visits in the Summer Food Service Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #49