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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

USDA webinar about Keep Kids Fed Act: Extending flexibilities and increased reimbursements

Last week, USDA held a webinar to provide some context and guidance regarding the Keep Kids Fed Act that the President signed into law recently. You can watch the webinar here, just register and then you will be provided on-demand access. You can also access the slides here.

Some key take aways:


    • Tier 1 for all is in effect. It started on July 1 and will go through June 30, 2023.

    • The 10 cent per meal reimbursement is in effect. It started on July 1 and will go through June 30, 2023. This is for all meals served through CACFP regardless of the type of program operated. (This will be reflected in the new rates published in the federal register this month).

    • USDA was granted limited authority to for nationwide waivers and part of this limit is that they cannot incur a cost with the waiver. This is why the area eligibility waiver for afterschool could not be extended.

    • The meal pattern waiver was not re-issued but USDA is encouraging states and sponsors to provide technical assistance and training in lieu of fiscal action should there be disruptions with meeting meal pattern components due to supply chain issues (see slides 23 and 24).

    • The waivers that enable non-congregate meals are in place as well as the monitoring waivers (which the state of California had already applied for and implemented).

Let us know if you have any questions after watching the webinar - we're happy to help!


Calling all presenters! The Annual CACFP Conference call for presenters is open and ready for your to submit your presentation. Take a look at the tracks. Join us in October and share your expertise with the community in Sacramento. Submit your proposal today!


The CACFP Roundtable is committed to fostering a community of leaders who work together to build equitable access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and nutritious meals in care settings. Your support goes toward programs and advocacy that help us get closer to ensuring everyone has the right to nutritious meals and making the CACFP an even better Food Program for all.

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