WAIVER EXPIRATION (June 30, 2023) PLUS MONITORING IN THE FUTURE
COVID WAIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO EXPIRE SOON! This notice provides the most up-to-date information we have at this time related to COVID waivers approved that are expected to expire in a few short weeks.
CACFP Nationwide Waivers listed below are set to expire June 30, 2023:
- Non-Congregate Meal Service
- Parent/Guardian Pick-Up
- Meal Service Times Waiver
NSLP/SBP Nationwide Waivers listed below are set to expire June 30, 2023:
- Non-Congregate Meal Service
- Parent/Guardian Meal Pickup
- Offer Vs. Serve
- Food Service Management Contract Duration
- FNS-874 Second (Independent) Review of Applications
- FNS-640 Administrative Review Data Report
- There will be no waivers provided for Summer 2023.
We are pleased waivers were available to serve Arkansas children and adults during these difficult COVID years. However, the public health emergency (PHE) is set to expire on May 11, 2023. Therefore, please note that any meals served using these waiver approvals will be disallowed and potential overclaims established after June 30, 2023.
As noted above that it was announced the PHE will end May 11, 2023. These monitoring waivers approved last year will expire June 10, 2023. To prepare for the expiration of the nationwide onsite monitoring waivers impacted by this date, FNS issued memoranda for the CACFP, SFSP and School Meal Programs. They provide guidance on the oversight and monitoring of these programs once the PHE ends on May 11, 2023. Please note the appendix accompanying each program’s memorandum as they present onsite and offsite strategies for State Agencies and local operators.
Please review the FNS MEMOS:
SFSP 06-2023 Appendix CACF 07-2023 Appendix SP 12-2023 Appendix
SFSP-2023 CACFP 07-2023 SP 12-2023
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To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.