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Resource | Regulations

PART 245—Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

This part established the responsibilities of state agencies, FNS regional offices, school food authorities or local educational agencies, as applicable in providing free and reduced price meals and free milk in the NSLP, the SBP, the SMP for children, and commodity schools. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0044

Eligibility Manual for School Meals

The manual provides comprehensive information on federal requirements, policies, and procedures, and is intended to help state agencies and local educational agencies accurately determine, certify, and verify children’s eligibility for free and reduced price school meals and free milk.

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Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2017-2018)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0009

Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements

This memorandum details guidance on the annual Community Eligibility Provision notification and publication requirements and provides information on the USDA-developed reporting template.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0095

Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to revise guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the At-Risk Afterschool component of CACFP, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program.

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Resource | Technical Assistance

School Meals Application Materials in Nepali

Resource | Technical Assistance

School Meals Application Materials in Kru

Resource | Technical Assistance

School Meals Application Materials in Thai

Resource | Technical Assistance

School Meals Application Materials in Sudanese

Resource | Technical Assistance

School Meals Application Materials in Khmer