THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The New York State Education Department (SED) has requested a waiver from USDA for regulation 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15) to allow meals to be served in non-congregate settings as necessary, to ensure Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors can continue to focus on providing meals and meal supplements safely to children.
SED has also requested to waive the definition of “Areas in which poor economic conditions exist” at section 13(a)(1)(A) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) and as referenced in regulation at 7 CFR 225.2, 225.6(c)(2)(i)(G), 225.6(c)(3)(i)(B), 225.6(d)(1)(i), 225.14(c)(3), and 225.16(b)(4) to allow any approved SFSP sponsor in good standing to provide meals to children at any approved location during the 2020 SFSP.
The waivers have not been approved at this time. Further guidance will be made available upon approval.