In response to COVID-19, the USDA has released three new nationwide waivers to support access to food in the child nutrition programs. These waivers are effective immediately, and remain in effect through June 30, 2020, or until expiration of the federally declared public health emergency, whichever is earlier. These waivers apply automatically to all States that elect to use them, without further application.
Congress is making decisions NOW about the trillion dollar economic stimulus package. The National CACFP Forum has written a letter to ensure the CACFP is well represented in this package. You can view it here.
Our partners at the National CACFP Sponsors Association have made it quick and easy to tell your Congress members to not forget about CACFP during this crisis. Don't wait - join us in standing with your CACFP community.
USDA issued a new plan to distribute funding for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and other federal food programs during the government shut down. As per USDA, “States already have funding to cover CN program operations for the month of January (approximately $2.1 billion) on the basis of the last continuing resolution. This week, we will provide an additional two months’ worth of funding, consistent with the standard practice of funding these programs on a quarterly basis.”
USDA has issued memos covering the funding: Update on Funds Available for the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs: https://www.cacfp.org/files/8715/4704/0396/CNfundsmemo.pdf
Comment Today on USDA's Proposed Rule to Streamline Eligibility and Reduce Paperwork for For-Profit Centers
USDA seeks comments on the proposed rule and input to help determine further changes. This is your chance to improve and expand the reach of the new rule.
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Here are the easy steps you can take to submit comments:
For additional information, contact Geri Henchy, email@example.com or the National CACFP Forum President, Susana Reza, firstname.lastname@example.org.