Dear Program Partners,
As previously shared, the federal Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program was extended through the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act. This law extends P-EBT benefits through September 2021.
To provide P-EBT benefits for School Year 2020–21, the California Department of Education (CDE) and Department of Social Services (CDSS) have submitted a P-EBT state plan for approval to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As we await USDA approval, we have asked that local education agencies (LEA) work with eligible families to ensure that student mailing addresses are up-to-date and uploaded into CALPADS.
P-EBT Q&A – January 29, 2021 P-EBT Assistance for Children in Schools and Child Care
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Distribution Site Rules
Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Meal Distribution Site Rules
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Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. In this role, we execute the following actions:
COVID-19 Guidance in the Child Nutrition Programs
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued nationwide federal waivers and approved state specific requests intended to provide temporary flexibilities to certain regulatory requirements of the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The CNPs referenced are the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO), School Food Service Program (SFSP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The California Department of Education (CDE) is assisting program operators of the CNP by posting policy guidance and waivers, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For the latest announcements and updates, visit the CDE Nutrition What’s New web page...
School Nutrition Association
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946...
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Food and Nutrition Service
Our mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.