Pursuant to Section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is granting a nationwide waiver to allow State agencies to reimburse Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operators for meals served prior to the sponsor receiving written notification that the sponsor or site has been approved for participation in the program. FNS is also waiving the requirement for State agencies to conduct pre-approval site visits of SFSP sponsors and sites. Arizona Department of Education (ADE) plans to opt-in to the following waiver, and is effective through December 31, 2020.

USDA has released the following memorandum, SP 25-2020 that includes 14 questions and answers to provide clarification on questions related to operation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in the coming months, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Nutrition Services COVID-19 Communications Webinar: USDA Q&A on SFSP/SSO Operations through December
Wednesday September 16th, 2020
10:00 am
ADE is hosting a webinar to review the newly released USDA Waiver and Q&A for Summer Food Service Program/Seamless Summer Option operations through December 2020. There will be reserved time at the end of the webinar for questions. The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the Health and Nutrition Services COVID-19 Resource Page. 
Arizona Department of Education | School Nutrition Programs | ADESchoolNutrition@azed.gov