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Child and Adult
Nutrition Services

In South Dakota, the Child and Adult Nutrition Services is responsible for administering the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services and Food Distribution Division programs. These programs furnish resources to eligible local agencies who provide food in meals or commodities to participants.

Schools must be accredited in accordance with Department of Education policies, Residential Child Care Institutions must meet licensing criteria, and Day Care Homes/Centers must be registered or licensed. All local agencies annually renew the agreement and meal policy statement. Upon filing accurate and prompt claims/orders with CANS, agencies receive federal reimbursement for meals and snacks and/or commodities based on participation.

Announcements Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19
Application and Waivers for Sponsor Agencies/School Food Authorities

Applications for operating during unexpected school closures will be handled through the iCAN system. Your School Food Authority or Sponsor agency may be eligible.

Health and Food Safety Information
USDA Guidance
Approved Waivers
USDA # WAIVER NAME Program Affected Expiration Date
3 Nationwide Waiver of the Activity Requirement in Afterschool Care CNPs NSLP, CACFP 06/30/2020
7 Nationwide Waiver of Monitoring Requirements for SPONSORS in CACFP CACFP 06/30/2020
9 Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements in SNP NSLP, SBP 06/30/2020
10 Nationwide Waiver of Onsite Monitoring Requirements for SPONSORING Organizations in SFSP SFSP 06/30/2020
21 Nationwide Waiver to EXTEND Unanticipated School Closure Operations through June 30, 2020 SSO, SFSP 06/30/2020
24 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the CNPs - EXTENSION NSLP, SBP, CACFP, SFSP 06/30/2020
NA South Dakota Area Eligibility Approval NSLP, SFSP, SSO 06/30/2020
NA South Dakota FFVP Parent Pickup Waiver FFVP 06/30/2020
12 Nationwide Waiver of 60 Day Reporting Requirement for January & February NSLP, SBP, SMP, CACFP, SFSP 08/31/2020
22 Nationwide Waiver to Allow NonCongregate Feeding in the CNPs - EXTENSION NSLP, SBP, CACFP, SFSP 08/31/2020
23 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Service Time Flexibility in the CNPs - EXTENSION NSLP, SBP, CACFP, SFSP 08/31/2020
25 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents & Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children - EXTENSION NSLP, SBP, CACFP, SFSP 08/31/2020
14 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Area Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites in SFSP & SSO (waives requirement to collect applications) SFSP, SSO 09/30/2020
15 Nationwide Waiver to Waiver First Week Site Visits in SFSP SFSP 09/30/2020
16 Nationwide Waiver to Allow OVS Flexibility in SFSP SFSP 09/30/2020
17 Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions in SFSP & SSO SFSP, SSO 09/30/2020
18 Nationwide Waiver of LWP Triennial Assmt in SNP NSLP, SBP 06/30/2021
19 Nationwide Waiver of FSMC Duration in NSLP and SFSP NSLP, SFSP 06/30/2021

State Agencies are required to provide public notice of all requests to waive Child Nutrition Program requirements. Below are links to each of the current requests.

Civil Rights

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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information, contact the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office at (605) 773-3413.