USDA has released a waiver which allows Summer Food Service Program Unanticipated School Closure operations to continue through June 30, 2020. Operations can continue through the end of June regardless of a district’s last scheduled school day.* Maine has accepted this waiver.
USDA waiver #21 (Nationwide Waiver to Extend Unanticipated School Closure Operations through June 30, 2020)
This waiver delays the transition from the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operations during unanticipated school closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic to traditional SFSP operations to June 30, 2020.
* This waiver only applies to those operating SFSP during the closure. If your district has continued operations through the National School Lunch Program or the At-Risk Child and Adult Care Food Program, operations must be discontinued at the end of the school year. As a reminder, USDA has granted Maine an Area Eligibility waiver which provides more opportunity to switch, even if districts haven’t historically qualified for SFSP.
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