FNS Publishes Guidance on Emergency Funds

Guidance to states for CACFP Emergency funding has been published by USDA Food Nutrition Services (FNS).


On January 26, 2021, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published implementation guidance for the CNP Emergency Operational Costs Programs, as authorized in Sec. 722 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260). Under this authority, FNS is offering additional funds to State agencies administering the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide eligible program operators with additional reimbursements for emergency operating costs they incurred during the public health emergency.


This release includes the following documents: 1. SP 06-2021, CACFP 05-2021 CN Emergency Operating Costs Cover Memo (CACFP Part Starts on Page 5) (link) 2. SP 06-2021, CACFP 05-2021 Attachment 1 CN Emergency Operating Costs State Agency Application Template (link) 3. SP 06-2021, CACFP 05-2021 Attachment 2 CN Emergency Operating Costs Q&A (link)


What happens next? The state agencies have thirty days to apply and provide FNS with their plan of disburse the funds.


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