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Waiver Notice: Summer of 2022 and the 2022-23 SY

**The original memo was released on May 5, 2022.  Updates below are noted by the asterisks (**).
 
The New York State Education Department has requested State-level waiver authority from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve the following operational flexibilities that may be needed to respond and recover from the COVID 19 pandemic during the Summer of 2022 and the 2022-2023 school year. Once authorized, SED will provide guidance to operators on requesting and using the waivers.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Supply Chain Assistance Funds

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will distribute $59,455,807 in Supply Chain Assistance Funds (SCA) directly to eligible School Food Authorities (SFAs) to address supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic and support the purchase of food for school meals. These funds are made available through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.

Recall Depew, NY: Fruit Fresh Up, Inc Recalls Products due to Possible Health Risk | FDA

The full notice and list of product descriptions/UPC can be found here.

Company Announcement

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from the market all fresh cut fruit and vegetable products and ready to eat dips, as listed below, processed at its Depew, NY production facilities, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

NYSED Administration of Child Nutrition Programs

NYSED Administration of Child Nutrition Programs

  • Administers Federal and NYS Child Nutrition (CN) Programs to public and nonpublic nonprofit schools; local, county, municipal, and state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories, migrant programs; nonprofit agencies; faith-based organizations and camps
  • Administers NYS Anti-Shaming Policy
  • Administers NYS Breakfast After the Bell Program & Equipment Grants
  • Administers Federal Equipment Assistance Grants

Maintaining Integrity in School Meals Served Outside the Cafeteria Tip Sheet

The Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Program Integrity (OPI) is excited to announce the release of a tip sheet to assist school meals program operators in strengthening integrity during meal services held in locations other than the cafeteria. OPI collected information from schools to create the tip sheet, Maintaining Integrity in School Meals Served Outside the Cafeteria.

FY 2021 P-EBT Local Level Administrative Cost Grant Awards

Under Section 4601 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing funds to extend new FY 2021 P-EBT Local Level Administrative Cost Grant Awards to Child Nutrition (CN) State agencies with the purpose of reimbursing School Food Authorities (SFA) for administrative costs incurred in support of P-EBT. 

No Kid Hungry New York Grant Opportunities

No Kid Hungry New York is announcing a new grant opportunity to help expand access to meals for kids in New York. This grant opportunity will provide funding to school  districts to maximize federal child nutrition programs to ensure children and families have access to healthy meals at school and at home during the school year and/or summer months. No Kid Hungry knows that school districts play an essential role in ensuring students receive nutritious meals to learn, grow, and thrive to reach their full potential.

NYSED Announces the Availability of the 2022 Summer Food Service Program

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) encourages public and nonpublic nonprofit school food authorities; local, county, municipal, and state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories, migrant programs; nonprofit agencies; faith-based organizations and camps interested in providing healthy meals to children this summer to participate in the United State Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

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USDA Nondiscrimination 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: 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:

  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:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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