Summer Food Service Program
Ensuring Access to Meals
No Kid Hungry Grant Opportunity
Below are excerpts from the No Kid Hungry Grant Opportunity website. Full details can be found at https://state.nokidhungry.org/new-york/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2020/....
The New York State Education Department (SED) is requesting a waiver from the USDA requirement that Summer Food Service Program sponsors are to be reimbursed only for meals served at a site after the sponsor has received SED approval.
This waiver has not been approved at this time. Further guidance will be made available upon approval.
Original memo posted on August 31, 2020. Latest revisions will be identified by double asterisks (**).
The United States Department of Agriculture has released the following nationwide waivers related to Summer Food Service Operations:
The New York State Education Department is requesting extensions to the following USDA waiver flexibilities to allow sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program to continue to operate with these allowances after August 31, 2020 until school starts.
To slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), many schools have closed unexpectedly. To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students. Usually, the rules require that children gather and eat their meals on site.