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(SED) has submitted waiver requests to the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service for rescinded policy waivers as issued in SFSP 01-2019, Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018.
The goal of these waivers is to reinstate the rescinded flexibilities and policies to allow for efficient and cost-effective Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) management and reduce the administrative burden for sponsoring organizations and SED staff. The following waivers have been submitted for consideration:
- Waiver Request 1 – Policy extending Offer versus Serve using the SFSP Meal Pattern for all sponsoring organizations (statutory and regulatory requirements rescinded in SP 10-2017 and SFSP 06-2017.)
- Waiver Request 2 – Policy waiving meal time restrictions; specifically, meal service time duration and the minimum amount of time that must elapse between meals (statutory and regulatory requirements rescinded in SP 10-2017, SFSP 06-2017.)
- Waiver Request 3 – Policy extending area eligibility to closed enrolled sites. (statutory and regulatory requirements rescinded in Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Waiver for Closed Enrolled Sites.)
Information regarding the approval or denial of these waiver requests will be posted here and will be provided to all sponsors via email once determinations have been made.
For more information, please contact the SED Summer Food Service Program Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org