USDA Announces Nationwide Area Eligibility Waiver

2020-06-11

On June 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of the nationwide area eligibility waiver through August 31st, 2020. This waiver allows program operators to locate Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) open sites in areas that do not meet area eligibility requirements. USDA also provided a third extension for the meal pattern waiver, now effective through July 31st, 2020.

SNA continues to advocate for the immediate extension of emergency feeding waivers through the end of School Year 2020/2021 and urges Congress to provide much needed funding to cover costs associated with COVID-19. You can help make our voices heard by writing to your legislators on SNA’s Action Network!

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