Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0096
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children – Extension 2

Program operators in a state with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID–19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children for school year 2020-21. FNS recognizes that  continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keeping with the goal of providing meals while also taking appropriate safety measures.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #35
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0098
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 4

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 3, granted on June 8, 2020, that expires July 31, 2020. This waiver extension applies to the NSLP, School Breakfast Program, and CACFP for school year 2020-21. As provided for in the June 8 extension, the waiver for the Summer Food Service Program remains in effect until July 31, 2020.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #36
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0097
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibility for Senior High Schools in the NSLP for SY 2020–21

Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) for school year 2020-21. This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #37
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0077
Publication of the 2020-2021 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) that were published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2020

WIC Policy Memo #2020-4
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0094
Publication of the 2020-2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Income Eligibility Guidelines

This policy memorandum transmits the 2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines for the Senior Farmers’ Market National Program.

SFMNP Policy Memo #2020-1
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
FDPNE Grant Application Technical Assistance

USDA has developed a short webinar series that explains the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grant program, the changes made to the request for applications in fiscal year 2021, and the grant application process.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0057
SNAP FY 2020 State Management Evaluation Target Areas

FNS is targeting the areas of program operation listed in the table below for state SNAP Agency Management Evaluations for the upcoming Fiscal Year.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0081
SNAP State Options for FY 2020 Management Evaluations Disrupted by COVID-19

Each fiscal year, state SNAP agencies must conduct management evaluations in certain project areas within the state. States must schedule and complete these ME reviews based on the requirements of 7 CFR 275.5(b)(1) and the areas of program operation targeted for the fiscal year by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). However, the COVID-19 public health emergency has disrupted state ME activities.
 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0080
Questions and Answers on the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Unanticipated School Closure Operations through June 30, 2020

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they transition from unanticipated school closure operations to traditional Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) operations.

SP20 CACFP11 SFSP11-2020
Resource | Grants
2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees

The 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees report is a detailed summary of the projects receiving Farm to School Grants for the upcoming grant cycle.