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(SED) has submitted waiver requests to the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service for rescinded policy waivers as issued in SFSP 01-2019, Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018.
The goal of these waivers is to reinstate the rescinded flexibilities and policies to allow for efficient and cost-effective Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) management and reduce the administrative burden for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:
- Offer versus Serve- to allow sponsors to utilize OVS using the SFSP Meal Pattern.
- Meal time restrictions- waives the requirements for meal service time duration and the minimum amount of time that must elapse between meals.
- Closed enrolled sites- waives the requirement for sponsors to use income eligibility applications to determine site eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
- First week visits- waives the requirement for sponsors to conduct first-week site visits.
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