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Covid-19 Information

Contact the Child Care Food Program

  •  850-245-4323
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    Fax

    850-414-1622
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    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Child Care Food Programs  

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-17 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendation for social distancing, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs (CCFP) is requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approve the following waiver requests:

  • Waive congregate feeding requirements for all CCFP institutions in good standing with the Department
  • Waive enrichment activity requirements for Afterschool Meals Programs (AMP) implementing non-congregate meal service
  • Waive attendance recording requirements for AMPs implementing non-congregate meal service
  • Waive meal pattern requirements on a case-by-case basis for CCFP institutions experiencing a disruption to the food supply as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Waive or extend deadlines for pre-approval visits, reviews of new facilities, and reviews of existing facilities. Allow sponsors to temporarily conduct desk reviews of facilities’ paperwork.
  • Extend claiming deadlines to 90 days from the last day of the claim month
  • Allow for-profit child care centers to use free/reduced/non-needy enrollment numbers from December 2019 or January 2020 claim for reimbursement, whichever is more recent, for all claims filed during the timeframe in which non-congregate meals are served.
  • Allow all CCFP contractor types the ability to serve and claim for reimbursement 3 meal types (Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper) per child per day
  • Waive the area eligibility requirement that Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) sites must be located in the attendance area of a school in which at least 50 percent of the enrolled children are certified eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and allow new AMP sites be deemed area eligible if the site is located in the attendance area of a school in which at least 25 percent of the enrolled children are certified eligible for free or reduced-price school meals

Emergency Waiver Request Form

For more information regarding this requested waiver, please click on this link Florida CCFP Waiver Request or contact the CCFP office at 850-245-4323.

For information about the USDA National waivers, click here USDA COVID-19 National Waivers