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CDE Application

COVID-19 Child and Adult Care Food Program Agency Waivers

Nutrition Services Division

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow program operators in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to request waivers for noncongregate feeding, At-Risk Afterschool enrichment, and meal service times flexibility during unanticipated site closures as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

You are required to answer all questions in this application. This application must be completed and submitted online to request one or more waivers from the CDE prior to beginning service. Each waiver is valid until June 30, 2020. If a public health emergency continues beyond June 30, the CDE will request an extension from the USDA.
For assistance with completing this application, please contact your agency’s assigned CACFP Specialist by email at A list of assigned specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) as form CACFP 01.

Waiver Request

 Which of the following COVID-19 waivers are you requesting? (Select at least one or all that apply.)

Agency Information

 Please provide one or both of the following identification numbers to submit this application:    
 Please provide the required agency identification information below:
 Vendor Number may include 5 digits and a letter 'Z' at the end (example 12345Z) OR 4 digits with a letter 'C' or 'A' at the beginning and a letter 'Z' at the end (example A1234Z or C1234Z)
 If not listed, enter your agency's business name below:
 Has your entire agency closed?
 How many sites are approved under this agency’s CACFP application?
 How many sites have closed in response to local COVID-19 cases?
 Will another agency provide meals for your sites during your closure?

Contact Information

 Provide your contact information below:
 Provide the contact information for the agency providing meals to your sites below:
Note: Please carefully enter email addresses or you will not receive responses related to this survey.