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Tribal Nation COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities (SERO)

Resource type
Waivers

USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Date Program Request Status
3/25/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/25/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/3/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver (milk) Approved
4/14/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
5/19/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Extension Approval
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/23/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/1/2021 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigation Annual Approved
Updated: 01/25/2022