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Hurricane Ian Waivers

Contact the Child Care Food Program

  •  850-245-4323



    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Child Care Food Programs  

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-17 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Florida Waivers 

In response to Hurricane Ian, the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs (CCFP) is requesting that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approve the following waivers:

Waiver TypeFlexibility RequestStatusExp. Date
Meal Pattern RequirementProvides Flexibility in meeting dietary specifications and in providing required meal components when there is are food supply issues.DeniedN/A
Congregate (Group) Meal RequirementsAllows meals to be provided as grab 'n go.ApprovedNovember 25, 2022
60-Day Claiming Deadlines for July 2022Extends claiming deadlines for July 2022 claims an additional 30 calendar days from their original required date of submission.Approved90 days from last day of applicable claim month
Educational or Enrichment Activity Requirements for Afterschool Meals ProgramsAllows children to receive afterschool meals and snacks without having to participate in an education or enrichment activity onsite.Withdrawn
Attendence Requirements for Afterschool Meals ProgramsWaive attendance recording requirements for all Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) institutions that are implementing non-congregate meal service.Withdrawn
Monitoring Requirements for Sponsoring OrganizationsAllow all sponsoring organizations the option to waive pre-approval visits for the next 90 days, and allow for more than 6-months to elapse between reviews of exisiting facilities for the next 90 days. Waive the requirement for on-site reviews and allow of desk reviews of the facilities claim paperwork for the next 90 days.ApprovedNovember 25, 2022
Program Payment ProceduresRequest on behalf of sponsoring organizations to waive the requirements to distribute reimbursement to sponsored facilities within 5 days of receipt of the monthly reimbursement.ApprovedNovember 25, 2022
Notification Deadline for Application ApprovalsAllow the State Agency up to 45 days after receipt of a complete new application to notify the applicant if the application to particpate is approved or denied.Withdrawn
Audit RequirementsRequesting an extension for Single Audit due dates for CCFP contractors from 90-days to 180-days. In addition, FDOH would like to request an exemption for the audit requirement for CCFP contractors who have lost all records.DeniedN/A

Note: Waivers remain in effect through the expiration date.