Resource | Policy
Oversight Plan Waiver

FNS understands that these are challenging times for all and that many state agencies and program operators face significant resource and time constraints. We are committed to approving waivers that support state agencies and program operators as they strive to run successful programs and meet child nutrition program requirements in order to provide nutritious food to eligible participants.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0030
Community Eligibility Provision Deadlines in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

FNS is establishing a targeted waiver, for all states and local educational agencies, to extend statutory and regulatory deadlines relating to Community Eligibility Provision reporting and election during the public health emergency due to COVID–19.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #82
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Safety COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about COVID-19 food safety resources available to FNS program operators including new resources for school nutrition professionals from the Institute of Child Nutrition. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0021
Nationwide Waiver to Waive First Week Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of First Week Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION 2 – granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021– through Sept. 30, 2021. This waiver extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #81
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0019
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2021 Operations– EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program – EXTENSION 2 - granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021– through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #79
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0018
Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions for Summer 2021 Operations– EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option - EXTENSION 2– granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021 – through Sept. 30, 2021.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #78
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0014
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibilities for Summer 2021 Operations- Extension 9

FNS is extending a waiver of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program meal pattern requirements to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) this summer.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #74
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0020
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 3

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option - EXTENSION 2 granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021- through Sept. 30, 2021. This waiver extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program and FNS is extending this flexibility to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #80
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0017
Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers for Summer 2021 Operations – EXTENSION 4

This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers – EXTENSION 3 – granted on Oct. 9, 2020, that expires on June 30, 2021 —through Sept. 30, 2021. This extension applies to the Summer Food Service Program and FNS is extending this flexibility to the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #77
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0013
Child Nutrition Waiver Update

This memo is to announce extensions of needed flexibilities for summer 2021 operations for the Summer Food Service Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #73