The Office of Child Nutrition, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, administers federal school nutrition programs – which include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program. The West Virginia Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to nutritious meals that support their well-being and readiness for learning.
The West Virginia Department of Education is requesting a statewide waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) flexibility that was rescinded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) on November 5, 2019 through SP 04-2020, CACFP 03-2020, SFSP 03-2020 Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures. This flexibility would allow Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) sponsors to serve meals for reimbursement at approved school sites during unanticipated school closures. The goal of the waiver is to reinstate the rescinded flexibility to allow for efficient and cost effective program management and reduce administrative burden for sponsoring organizations. For more information, please contact Alana Hudson at Alana.email@example.com
Public Notification—Summer Food Service Program Waiver Requests
The West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition, has submitted four statewide waivers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) flexibilities and policies that were rescinded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) through SFSP 01-2019 Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission. The following waivers have been submitted for consideration:
- First Week Site Visits—7 CFR, Section 225.15(d)(2)
- Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites—Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), Section 225.15(f)(1)
- Meal Time Restrictions—7 CFR, Section 225.16(c)
- Offer Versus Serve—7 CFR, Section 225.16(f)(1)(ii)
The goal of these waivers is to reinstate the rescinded flexibilities to allow for efficient and cost-effective program management and reduce the administrative burden for program operators. Information regarding the approval or denial of these waiver requests will be posted here and will be provided to all program operators via email once the USDA makes a determination.
Phone: (304) 558-3396
Fax: (304) 558-1149
Building 6, Room 750, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330