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Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity

Direct Certification in the NSLP State Implementation Progress, School Year 2010-2011 Report to Congress

This report responds to the requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Under direct certification, children are determined eligible for free school meals without the need for household applications by using data from other means-tested programs. 

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations

Analysis of Verification Summary Data School Year 2007-2008

This report summarizes the results of the school year 2007-2008 application verification process for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity

Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program: State Implementation Progress - Report to Congress

This report responds to the legislative requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Under direct certification, children are determined eligible for free school meals without the need for household applications by using data from other means-tested programs.