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Date PostedWaiver Title and Description
Dec 2018 TITLE:  Waiver for First Week Site Visits

DESCRIPTION:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is requesting a waiver from the US Department of Agriculture, from the requirements of Section 225.15(d)(2) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  This Section requires Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) School Food Authorities and other sponsors to visit each of their sites at least once during the first week of operation and take such actions as are necessary to correct any deficiencies. If granted, this waiver is expected to provide greater administrative and fiscal efficiencies in the operation of the Program. The NCDPI is requesting a waiver for the first week visit for School Food Authorities and other sponsors in good standing and operating

  • Affiliated sites; 
  • Experienced sites in good standing without a lapse in participation, (to be determined on a case by case basis); and
  • Sites that operate one week or less. 
Dec 2018 TITLE:  Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites Pursuant to 7 CFR 225.15(f)

DESCRIPTION
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is requesting a waiver from the US Department of Agriculture, from the requirements of Section 13(a)(1)(A)(i)(III) of the NSLA, 42 USC 1761(a)(1)(A)(i)(III) and the regulatory definition of closed enrolled sites, which requires eligibility determinations for closed enrolled sites to be made by submitting income or household applications in accordance with 7 CFR 225.15(f).  If granted, the waiver is expected to reduce administrative burdens for School Food Authorities, other sponsors and NCDPI and maintain Summer Food Service Program meal service participation by allowing use one of the following three options to determine eligibility for closed enrolled sites:

  • School Data
  • Census Data
  • Income or Household applications and
  • Other types of data to determine area eligibility for a period of five years (e.g., local zoning data, housing authority information, economic surveys, etc.). 

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