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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

School Food Service Directors/Managers
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
60-Day Claim Deadline Waiver
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, the United States Department of Agriculture is granting a nationwide waiver of the 60-day reporting requirement for January and February 2020. This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program.

In order to prioritize the service of safe and accessible meals to children, this waiver permits School Food Authorities (SFAs) an additional 30 calendar days from the original required date of submission to submit reimbursement claims. Please see the below table for the updated submission dates for January and February 2020 claims:

Claim Month/Year Original Claim Submission Deadline Waiver Submission Deadline
January 2020 April 1 April 29
February 2020 April 29 May 30

This waiver applies automatically to all SFAs; no application is needed and the waiver is effective immediately. The New York State Education Department urges SFAs to utilize this waiver only if needed and to remain as vigilant with claim submission as possible. 

Please contact your Child Nutrition Program Representative, or email if you have questions or concerns.

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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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