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COVID-19 Required Reporting CNP Waivers Assessment

Notice from CDE: 11/17/2020

Subject: COVID-19 Required Reporting CNP Waivers Assessment Dear Program Operators:

Since March 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released many waivers and extensions for flexibilities to child nutrition program operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The USDA requires assessment information) on the effectiveness of the waivers in providing improved services to program participants. In order to efficiently collect this information, the CDE is requiring that program operators complete the CDE COVID-19 Child Nutrition Program Waivers Assessment survey by 5 p.m. on December 11, 2020, which is available at

Updates regarding the USDA waivers and any additional information operators need to implement the waivers are posted to the NSD COVID-19 Guidance web page.

We appreciate your participation in providing assessment information to the USDA. Thank you again for your efforts to provide meals to our most vulnerable participants. Contact Information If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your respective program’s County Specialist. The County Specialist for each program can be found in the following Form IDs in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System Download Forms section:

  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)—Form ID SFSP 01

  • Seamless Summer Option, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program—Form ID Caseload

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)—Form ID CACFP 01

Thank you. Nutrition Services Division California Department of Education NSD Customer Service Survey | Web | Twitter | @CDENutrition Course Catalog |

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