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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
From: 
Paula Tyner-Doyle, Coordinator
Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018
Subject: 
Summer Food Service Program Waivers Rescinded

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently released SFSP 01-2019. This memo rescinds six waivers previously granted to the Summer Food Service Program in response to a recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). These flexibilities will no longer be available to Summer Food Service Program Sponsors:

  1. SFSP 12-2011, Waiver of Site Monitoring Requirements in the Summer Food Service Program, April 5, 2011
  2. SP 07-2013, SFSP 04-2013- REVISED, Summer Feeding Options for School Food Authorities, November 23, 2012
  3. SP 06-2014, SFSP 06-2014, CACFP 03-2014, Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), November 12, 2013
  4. SP 10-2017, SFSP 06-2017, Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers - Revised, December 5, 2016
  5. SP 10-2017, SFSP 06-2017, Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers - Revised, December 5, 2016
  6. Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Waiver for Closed Enrolled Sites, November 17, 2002

In summary, the rescinded flexibilities will no longer allow Sponsors to:

  • • Waive site visits during the first week of program operation
  • • Utilize Offer Verses Serve unless they are a School Food Authority (SFA)
  • • Qualify closed enrolled sites for the summer food program using area eligibility

Please read the full memo for more details. 

Please contact your program representative with questions (518) 486-1086

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  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:
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