Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0164
Extension for Certain Approved COVID-19 Waivers

This memorandum formally extends certain active waivers until 30 days after the end of the nationally-declared public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0165
At-risk Aferschool Area Eligibility Waiver

This waiver allows schools and afterschool care centers to serve at-risk afterschool meals and snacks to students regardless of their location, through December 31, 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0127
Temporary Suspension of Claims Collections Guidance

FNS will allow state agencies to suspend SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.18(d) by allowing flexibility in the time frame for establishing or disposing of new claims as well as SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.18(e)(1) and (e)(5) by not requiring collection of active recoupment of SNAP overpayments, delaying collection on newly established overpayments, and not considering any payments delayed due to this suspension to be delinquent.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0161
Quality Control Due Date Extension for June 2020 Case Reviews

The Secretary is exercising the option provided in SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 275.21(b)(2) to grant states additional time to dispose of individual QC cases. States will be given an additional 45 days to report the findings of all cases selected for the June 2020 sample month, without the need to provide a separate explanation as required at 7 CFR 275.21(b)(4).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0093
SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance

USDA has issued guidance to states in implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments (supplements) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0163
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Reimbursement for Meals Served Prior to Notification of Approval and Provide Flexibility for Pre-Approval Visits in the Summer Food Service Program

FNS is granting a nationwide waiver to allow state agencies to reimburse Summer Food Service Program sponsors for meals served prior to the sponsor receiving written notification that the sponsor or site has been approved for participation in the program. FNS is also waiving the requirement for state agencies to conduct pre-approval visits of SFSP sponsors and sites.

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #57 
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0162
Questions and Answers Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations through December 2020

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they operate the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, NSLP Seamless Summer Option , Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program in the coming months, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

SP 25-2020, CACFP 14-2020, SFSP 14-2020 
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0126
SNAP - Waive Fair Hearing Timelines Guidance

As authorized by SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 272.3(c)(1)(i), FNS will allow state agencies flexibility in the time frames for fair hearings in SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.15(c) and (j)(2).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0082
SNAP – Adjusting Interview Requirements Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As authorized by section 2302 of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FNS will allow state agencies to make specific adjustments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0160
SNAP Extension of Waiver of QC Face-to-Face Interview Requirement Due to the COVID-19 – Blanket Approval

FNS will allow state agencies to suspend requirements to conduct face-to-face interviews for QC active reviews through Dec. 31, 2020.