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Waiver Requests

Waiver Requests

Public Notification

Arkansas Department of Human Services is submitting waiver requests to USDA for the purpose of allowing flexibility when needed related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver requests cover the National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

IMPORTANT: All waivers must be approved by the Health and Nutrition Assistant Director prior to the start date of the waiver. Failure to comply may result in non-reimbursable meals. Please contact your Application Coordinator for guidance.

See: Child and Adult Care Food Program COVID Waiver Request

See: National School Lunch Program COVID (NSLP) Waiver Request

Excessive Heat and Extreme Weather Waiver

Click Here for Excessive Heat and Extreme Weather Waiver

Child Nutrition Program Waiver Request for Various Flexibilities in Summer 2022 and SY 2022-2023 Due to COVID-19

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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:, 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:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.