To help decide which program to operate during SY 2020-21, use the:
Serving School Meals during SY 2020-21 Program Flow Chart
For Agencies providing meals in child care, adult care and afterschool settings.
Guidance and Memos
- Off-site Monitoring Fact Sheets for Child Nutrition Programs
- FNS issued guidance on meal delivery using existing authorities in summer meal programs
- SFSP and SSO Non-congregate Feeding Waiver Approval
- Wisconsin Area Eligibility Waiver Approval
- Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks SP 08-2020, SFSP 04-2020, USDA, 3/6/20
- Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks Questions and Answer SP 08-2020, SFSP 04-2020 Attachment, USDA, 3/6/20
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during COVID19 SP 12-2020, USDA, 4/9/20
Questions and Answers related to the Child Nutrition Program Monitoring and Reporting Nationwide Waivers SP 11-2020, CACFP 06-2020, SFSP 05-2020, USDA, 4/9/20
Child Nutrition Program Meal Service during Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks: Questions and Answers #3 SP 14-2020, USDA, 4/11/20
Child Nutrition Program Nationwide Waivers: Questions and Answers SP 13-2020, USDA, 4/11/20
Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks: Question and Answers #4 SP 15-2020, CACFP 09-2020, SFSP 08-2020, 4/21/20
Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option Nationwide Waivers - Questions and Answers SP 18-2020, SFSP 10-2020, 5/19/20
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during COVID-19: Questions and Answers #2 SP 19-2020, 5/19/20
Questions and Answers on the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Unanticipated School Closure Operations through June 30, 2020 SP 20-2020, CACFP 11-2020, SFSP 11-2020, 5/29/20
Questions and Answers related to Food Service Management Company Contracts and Allowable Costs during the COVID-19 Pandemic SP 21-2020, CACFP 12-2020, SFSP 12-2020, 6/3/20
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Operations for SY 2020-21 during COVID-19 SP 23-2020
- Questions and Answers for the Child Nutrition Programs during School Year 2020-2021 #5 SP 24-2020, CACFP 13-2020, SFSP 13-2020
Questions and Answers Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations through December 2020 SP 25-2020, CACFP 14-2020, SFSP 14-2020, USDA, 09/11/20
- Questions and Answers Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations through SY 2020-21 – Extension Q&As #3 SP-04-2021, CACFP 03-2021, SFSP 03-2021
- Questions and Answers Relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations during School Year 2020-2021 - Q&As #4 SP 05-2021, CACFP 04-2021, SFSP 04-2021
- Letter to Parents for SY 2020-21
- Parent Pick Up State Policy Sign (Spanish)
- And Justice for All poster
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Child Nutrition Programs
For a complete list of all waivers issued during the public health emergency visit the USDA Child Nutrition COVID-19 Waivers page.
- #73 - Child Nutrition Waiver Update 3/9/21
- #74 - Meal Pattern Flexibilities for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 9 3/9/21
- #75 - Non-Congregate Feeding for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 6 3/9/21
- #76 - Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 6 3/9/21
- #77 - Area Eligibility Waivers for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 4 3/9/21
- #78 - Meal Service Time Restrictions for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 3 3/9/21
- #79 - Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 3 3/9/21
- #80 - Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 3 3/9/21
- #81 - Waive First Week Site Visits in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2021 Operations - EXTENSION 3 3/9/21
- #82 - Community Eligibility Provision Deadlines in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program 3/26/21
SY 2020-21 SSO waiver forms can be found on the SSO COVID webpage.
To request a meal pattern flexibility for SFSP, fill out the SFSP meal pattern flexibility form.
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020-2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations 6/16/20
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2021-2022 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations 1/15/21
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Below is a list of vendors who can provide unitized, boxed, and bagged meals during an emergency. This emergency procurement model is not intended to be a long-term feeding solution. Instead, it could be utilized to increase capacity during the public health crisis to supplement some or all meals. SFAs that are having difficulty producing meals due to increased demand, product shortages, labor concerns, or other reasons may want to explore this option. When inquiring, ask the company about their production models and food safety critical control points, like use of equipment to produce meals, masks, cleaning and sanitation, and precautions for transporting food.
To enter into an agreement with an emergency meals vendor, complete the Wisconsin Template Vended Meals Agreement and obtain a copy of the vendor’s state restaurant or processing plant license. Upload the template and license to the 2020-21 SY online contract under the Meal Charges page and contact the DPI Procurement Contract Specialists. The Modifications to DPI’s Template “Vended Meals Agreement” (page 7) can be used as a place for the purchasing SFA and seller to account for atypical negotiations related to the procurement.Taher IncorporatedContact person: Shawn Taher
Email: email@example.comMilwaukee Center for IndependenceContact person: Mara Zywicke, RDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgElior North America (A'viands/Preferred Meal Systems, Inc.)Contact person: Tom RomanoEmail: email@example.com
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has teamed up with United Way of Marathon County to create the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will bring essential resources and aid to our neighbor’s in need. This fund will provide flexible funding for organizations working in our community who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Working in partnership, this Fund is designed to expand local capacity to address the effects on individuals and families as a result of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
Hosted by Eau Claire Community Foundation and supported by United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley and Marshfield Clinic Health System, this fund will provide flexible and rapid resources to Eau Claire area nonprofits working with those who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and its economic consequences.
Calling all Wisconsin School Nutrition Professionals, Principals, and District Superintendents! GenYOUth,a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healthier school communities, will provide grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need now more than ever while schools are closed across Wisconsin and the nation. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is participating in this grant program and have allocated grant dollars specifically for Wisconsin schools.
InfoEd Global is proud to be able to share a library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources with our colleagues in the research realm and the broader community at large. During these uncertain times, institutions need to take advantage of every tool available to maintain and expand their research programs. InfoEd Global's SPIN funding opportunities database contains nearly 40,000 government, foundation, and industry sponsored opportunities that can help.
The La Crosse Area Emergency Response Fund was created to rapidly deploy resources to charitable organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak in the La Crosse area. The emergency fund will provide flexible and rapid resources to charitable organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak and its related preventative measures. The fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address the many needs created by the pandemic.
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way have launched a collaborative emergency financial response, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund provides flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) organizations working in the Oshkosh community who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Initial funding has been donated by Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way.
As part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17, USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need. Through this program, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is partnering with national, regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $4.5 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products from American producers of all sizes. The program will supply boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meat products. Distributors package these products into family-sized boxes, then transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need.
For more grant opportunities, view the DPI Grant webpage.
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- P-EBT Email to FSDs and ARs 5/12/20
- P-EBT Q&A 5/29/20
- School Nutrition Team Bulletin 2021-30: P-EBT Round Two