A provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides for performance awards to States that best ensure that children who are members of households receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are directly certified for free school meals. This provision was implemented by FNS Memorandum SP 33-2011 - Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Direct Certification Performance Awards and Use of Funds, dated April 28, 2011, and can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP33-2011.pdf.
Direct Certification Performance Awards - FY 2012 Guidance
Friday, May 25, 2012
Attachment A: Direct Certification Performance Awards Questions and Answers – Spring Guidance on the FY 2012 Awards (68.48 KB)
Attachment B: Sample Template - “Letter of Intent to Compete” for a Direct Certification FY 2012 Substantial Improvement Award (168.44 KB)