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CDE Application

COVID-19 2021 Summer Operations Waiver Extensions

Nutrition Services Division

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide seven waiver extensions of needed flexibilities for 2021 summer meal service operations for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO) during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.
All SFSP, NSLP, and SSO program operators must complete this application to participate in any of the following 2021 summer operation waivers to:
You are required to answer all questions in this application. This application must be completed and submitted online prior to adopting the flexibilities allowed under these waivers. The current waivers are in effect through June 30, 2021 and waivers #73-81 are effective from July 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021, pending further guidance from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and the CDE. For assistance with completing this application, please contact your NSD SFSP program analyst by email at
 To assist us with identifying your agency, please select the Child Nutrition Program(s) (CNP) you have operated in the current or previous school year. (Select at least one and all that apply.) 

Waiver Request

 Which of the following COVID-19 Summer 2021 operation waivers are you requesting? (Select at least one and all that apply.)

Agency Information

 Please select at least one of the following identification numbers required 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 (i.e., 12345Z) or 4 digits with a letter 'C' or 'A' at the beginning and a letter 'Z' at the end (i.e., A1234Z or C1234Z)