NC CACFP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nationwide Waivers for School Year 2021-2022: Waiver Request Form

Participation in these waivers starts July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022.

The Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) has been granted six nationwide waiver requests by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to provide CACFP operators the maximum flexibility during this pandemic. Please complete the waiver request form below to request one or more waivers below for your institution. Each waiver request form must be approved by the State agency prior to the institution implementing any or all the flexibilities listed below.

The following list of nationwide waivers provided to the NC CACFP are extensions of the USDA Child Nutrition program waivers in response to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
 
Update for School Year 2021-2022
 
Institutions MUST apply and be approved for each waiver they would like to use.
PLEASE NOTE:  IF APPROVED, THESE WAIVERS ARE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING JULY 1, 2021.  
Institution Type *
Confirm your contact information in NC CARES is accurate: *
Please complete the below email address field(s) IF the institution would like for copies of the email notifications about this Waiver Reqest to go to any of the below contacts the institution has listed in NC CARES. Please note that this is optional. 
Which waiver(s) is/are the institution requesting? (Select all that apply) *

FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS

IN THE BELOW SECTIONS, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FOR EACH WAIVER THE INSTITUTION IS APPLYING FOR.
 
If the institution is not applying for a certain waiver, skip that section.

Non-Congregate Meal Service

Please answer the following questions if applying for this waiver:
Is this a new waiver request or an extension of a previous waiver approval for Non-Congregate Meal Service?
Why is the institution applying for this waiver?
 
What meal distribution delivery methods is the institution planning to use? (Select all that apply)
 
What meal options is the institution planning to offer? (Select all that apply)
 
What meal counting methods is the institution planning to use? (Select all that apply)
 
IF APPROVED for this waiver, how does the institution anticipate the waiver will improve services to the institution/participants? (Select all that apply)
 

Meal Times Requirements Flexibility

Please answer the following questions if applying for this waiver:
Is this a new waiver request or an extension of a previous waiver approval for Meal Times Requirement Flexibility?
Why is the institution applying for this waiver?
 
IF APPROVED for this waiver, how does the institution anticipate the waiver will improve services to the institution/participants? (Select all that apply)
 

Specific Meal Pattern Flexibility

Please answer the following questions if applying for this waiver:
Why is the institution applying for this waiver?
 
Which meal pattern requirements is the institution requesting to be waived? (Select all that apply)
IF APPROVED for this waiver, how does the institution anticipate the waiver will improve services to the institution/participants? (Select all that apply)
 

Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children

Please answer the following questions if applying for this waiver:
Is this a new waiver request or an extension of a previous waiver approval for Parent/Guardian Pick Up?
Why is the institution applying for this waiver?
 
IF APPROVED for this waiver, how does the institution anticipate the waiver will improve services to the institution/participants? (Select all that apply)
 

Area Eligibility in the At-Risk Afterschool Meal (ARAM) Programs and for Family Day Care Home Providers

Please answer the following questions if applying for this waiver
Is this a new waiver request or an extension of a previous waiver approval for Area Eligibility?
Why is the institution applying for this waiver?
 
IF APPROVED for this waiver, how does the institution anticipate the waiver will improve services to the institution/participants? (Select all that apply)
 

Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations

Please answer the following questions if applying for this waiver
Is this a new waiver request or an extension of a previous waiver approval for Onsite Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring Organizations?
Please indicate below that you understand the only flexibility available for sponsors at this time is the ability to conduct monitoring visits offsite.
Why is the institution applying for this waiver?
 
IF APPROVED for this waiver, how does the institution anticipate the waiver will improve services to the institution/participants? (Select all that apply)
 
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