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USDA and State Education Agency Memos

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) periodically release memoranda that provide program management guidance and announce program policy updates. Below you will find linked, all current USDA and state education agency memos.

COVID-19 Memos | USDA Memos | State Education Agency Memos


COVID-19 Memos

Date Memo Type Memos
7/8/2022 USDA Nationwide Waiver of the Summer Sponsor Application Deadline and to Allow Reimbursement for Meals Served Prior to Notification of Approval for Summer 2022 Operations
7/6/22 USDA Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-Congregate Feeding for Summer 2022 Operations - EXTENSION 7
7/6/22 USDA Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children for Summer 2022 Operations - EXTENSION 7
7/6/22 USDA Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions for Summer 2022 Operations - EXTENSION 4
6/30/22 USDA Waiver to Allow Fiscal Action Flexibility for Meal Pattern Violations Related to COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting School Meals in School Year 2022-23 - EXTENSION
6/30/22 USDA Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program Reimbursement Rates for the Seamless Summer Option in Summer 2022
6/30/22 USDA Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites for Summer 2022 Operations - EXTENSION 4
6/30/22 USDA Nationwide Waiver to Extend Area Eligibility Waivers for Summer Operations - EXTENSION 5

USDA Memos

Date USDA Memos
5/12/22 Area Eligibility for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-23
5/18/2022 Public Notification 2022-23 CNP Waivers
5/13/2022 Area Eligibility for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-23
2/7/2022 Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium
3/2/2022 Question and Answer Guidance on the Final Rule Child Nutrition Programs: Transitional Standards for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Effective July 1, 2022
3/23/2022 DC Meal Times Response
3/23/2022 DC Closed Enrolled Sites Response
4/4/2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022: Effect on Child Nutrition Programs

State Education Agency Memos

Date State Education Agency Memos
2/11/2020 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Eligibility Data
12/10/2019 New Breakfast Data Submission Requirement
8/28/2019 Child Nutrition Program Meal Component Crediting Memo
8/1/2019 Healthy Schools Act (HSA) Amendment Letter to School Food Authorities (SFAs)
6/18/2019 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Guidance for New schools
6/11/2019 Using the Informal Procurement Method, or “Small Purchase” to Procure the Delivery of Prepared Meals
9/20/2018

Distinguishing Between a Vendor and a Food Service Management Company (FSMC)

Standard Operating Procedure: Use of an Alternate Verification Sample Size

School Food Authority (SFA) Monitoring and Recordkeeping Responsibilities when contracting with a Food Service Management Company (FSMC)

Contact

For more information or questions, please contact Elizabeth Leach, schools program manager, at [email protected] or (202) 531-2680.