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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

CDE to host webinar about new suite of USDA waivers

On April 20th, USDA announced a new suite of waivers for child nutrition programs, including CACFP. The California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. for the next Tuesdays @ 2 School Nutrition Town Hall to provide information on the requirements for implementing, tracking, and documenting the various waivers.

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Don't forget, Waiver #93, Area Eligibility in the Afterschool Programs and for Family Day Care Home Providers in School Year 2021-2022:

"This waiver allows schools, regardless of their location, to claim all afterschool snacks at the free rate. It allows at-risk afterschool care centers, regardless of their location, to apply to participate in the CACFP and claim all meals and snacks at the free rate. It also allows all day care homes, regardless of their location, to receive the Tier I reimbursement rate for all meals and snacks. This waiver is effective July 1, 2021, and remains in effect through June 30, 2022."

Be sure to register so the CACFP community can confidently leverage these waivers to continue doing the important work you've been doing throughout the pandemic.

Access USDA's memo and the new "suite of waivers" here.

What do you think about these waivers? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or email me


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