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Q&As for Child Nutrition Program Operations in School Year 2021-2022, Q&A #2

September 29, 2021

FNS has provided clarification on questions related to Child Nutrition Program operations during school year 2021-2022.

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Webinar: Ask USDA: Next Steps for Emergency Funding

September 28, 2021

The USDA discusses the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Cost Reimbursement Program.

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No Kid Hungry: Grant Opportunities

September 24, 2021

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is seeking eight champions who will help to further our work to expand access to summer and afterschool meals through the Summer Food Service Program and the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

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Watch More on Meal Patterns On-Demand

September 22, 2021

Wonder when you can substitute Milk or if you can serve a granola bar for a reimbursable meal in the CACFP? Get this training on-demand – for free – through October 31st!

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Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Q&As #3

August 11, 2021

FNS has released further instructions and administrative procedures for participation in the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs.

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2021-2022 Cash-In-Lieu Value

July 29, 2021

The USDA has released the cash-in-lieu value of USDA foods for 2021-2022.

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Take the CACFP Week Social Media Challenge

January 22, 2021

Take part in this year’s social media challenge to be featured on and for a chance to win $100.

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2021 Conference Going Virtual

January 15, 2021

Attendees will be able to join this premier event online from the comfort of their home, office, or home offices. Save the dates and update your budget! $169 members & $299 nonmembers*

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USDA Listening Session

January 14, 2021

Members of the CACFP Community were invited to share their experiences, ideas, and thoughts about how USDA can help serve adults in the CACFP.

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Previously Issued Q&As Relating to Operation of the Child Nutrition Programs: Updated for School Year 2021-2022 

July 14, 2021

Clarification on questions related to CACFP operations during School Year 2021-2022 and updates on previous Q&As from Calendar Year 2020 are provided in this memo.

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USDA Publishes Federal Register Notice for Public Input on Racial Justice and Equity

July 1, 2021

Submit your comments to USDA by July 15th.

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Q&A – Child Nutrition Program Operations in School Year 2021-2022

June 11, 2021

This memorandum provides Q&As related to the Nationwide Waivers released for School Year 2021-2022.

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Q&A – Reimbursement for Meals and Snacks Served to Young Adults in CACFP

June 7, 2021

This memorandum includes questions and answers to provide clarification to State agencies, emergency shelters, and emergency shelters that operate at-risk after school care centers regarding meals and snacks served to young adults in the CACFP.

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Policy Rescission: Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data by Visual Observation and Identification

May 17, 2021

Visual observation and identification by CACFP institutions and facilities and SFSP sponsors is no longer an allowable practice for program operators to use during the collection of race or ethnicity data.

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Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program – EXTENSION 

April 22, 2021

This waiver suspends the CACFP onsite monitoring requirements for all sponsoring organizations.

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