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CACFP Meal Distribution Plan & Waiver Request Survey SY 21-22/FY 22

Child and Adult Care Food Program Operation During School Year 2021-22/ Fiscal Year 2022

To support school nutrition and child and adult care professionals efforts to connect children with nutritious meals throughout the (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) established nationwide waivers to streamline access, enhance program flexibility, and reduce administrative burden for school year 2021-22/fiscal year 2022. 

The CACFP Meal Distribution Plan & Waiver Request Survey must be submitted and approved prior to utilizing available waivers granted by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Approval may be made retroactive in emergency circumstances when prior approval cannot be made. 


FNS expects schools and child and adult care providers to use the flexibilities for only the duration and extend that they are needed. Waiver use will be approved on a case by case basis and only for a limited duration of time. If your organization needs to use a specific waiver for longer than  approved, or if use of another waiver is needed, you must complete and submit the CACFP Meal Distribution Plan & Waiver Request Survey again. 

NOTE: Please reference the CACFP Meal Distribution Plan & Waiver Request Survey Checklist  prior to beginning the survey. If you exit the survey before it is submitted, your progress will be lost.