Updated: Jun 18
On June 8th, USDA extended two nationwide waivers that directly impact the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
The waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility has been extended to July 31, 2020.
The waiver of Monitoring Requirements for Sponsors in CACFP has been extended to August 31, 2020.
On May 15th, USDA announced extension of three other nationwide waivers until August 31, 2020. These included the waivers that addressed non-congregate feeding, parent pick-up and meal times.
Joint Letter to USDA
On June 9, 2020, the Roundtable and the National CACFP Forum sent a joint letter to USDA expressing gratitude for the waivers that have been extended but requesting USDA understand that further attention is needed regarding suspension of onsite monitoring and state audits as well as the need to provide extensions for claim deadlines.
Other Timely News and Supports
Child Care Aware of America Released an RFP for CCR&Rs to apply for emergency funding. Expression of Interest due June 12.
COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers, California Department of Public Health, California Department of Social Services, California Department of Education
Child Care Survey - The Yale School of Medicine Survey is seeking responses from child care providers to help child care providers stay safe from COVID-19.
Afterschool & COVID-19 Slack Channel - Discuss COVID-19 with the Afterschool community
COVID-19 Thought Starters on Reopening Schools for SY2020-21, School Nutrition Association
Recording Coming: Racial Justice, Equity and the Role of Child Care