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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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Pandemic EBT – Summer 2021

May 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new effort funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) to provide adequate nutrition to more than 30 million children over the summer by expanding Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits.

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Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program Reimbursement Rates in School Year 2021-2022

May 12, 2021

This waiver allows school food authorities to claim National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option meals and snacks at the Summer Food Service Program reimbursement rates.

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Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022

May 12, 2021

This waiver allows the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option to operate when school is open during the regular school year through June 30, 2022.

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Q&A Regarding Child Nutrition Program Oversight, Administration, and Reporting During COVID-19

April 19, 2021

This memo further answers questions regarding CNP oversight, administration and reporting during Covid-19.

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USDA Extends Free Meals to Children through Summer 2021 Due to Pandemic

March 10, 2021

USDA has extended several waivers that allow all children throughout the country to continue to receive meals while school is out during the summer.

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2021 Virtual National Child Nutrition Conference

January 24, 2021

Join the child nutrition community for an incredible few days of training and learning opportunities. Learn from and network with colleagues from across the nation.

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SFSP 2021 Reimbursement Rates Published

December 30, 2020

The reimbursement rates for the 2021 Summer Food Service Program are now available. These rates are effective as of January 1, 2021.

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SFSP Waivers & Key Flexibilities

October 9, 2020

USDA has issued nationwide waivers to ensure that our most vulnerable populations have access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic. This waiver allows Summer Food Service Program operations to continue through end of school year 2020-2021.

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Northern Illinois Food Bank Serves Summer Meals to 16,000 Children

July 23, 2020

“1 in 5 children in our service area are not getting the nutritious food they need. When kids don’t have what they need, emotional and learning needs suffer.”

Learn how they are combatting food insecurity in their neighborhood.

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