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Final Rule: Direct Certification of Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools

 This rule amends the regulations governing the determination of eligibility for free and reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program or free milk in schools participating in the Special Milk Program.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (2007-2008)

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, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0032

Accommodations for Non-Traditional Program Operators

In response to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 directive to examine the feasibility of reducing program paperwork and recordkeeping requirements, FNS convened a paperwork reduction work group of CACFP stakeholders.

CACFP 11-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0029

Documentation of Tier I Eligibility Determinations in the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight some of the results of that study, and to re-issue guidance concerning what constitutes acceptable documentation of tier I eligibility for family day care homes.

CACFP 08-2007
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0021

Area Eligibility Duration in the Summer Food Service Program

In an effort to provide administrative relief to state agencies and Summer Food Service Program sponsoring organizations, we are extending to the SFSP a provision of the CACFP that allows state agencies and institutions to rely upon a determination of area eligibility for up to five years when based on National School Lunch Program data.

SFSP05-2007
Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Eligibility Information in the Child Nutrition Programs

This final rule establishes requirements for the disclosure of children's free and reduced price meals or free milk eligibility information under the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2007-0008

Migrant Site Eligibility Determinations

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that migrant sites participating in the Summer Food Service Program are considered area eligible sites falling under the category of open, or restricted open, sites.

SFSP 04-2007
Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: School Nutrition Programs Nondiscretionary Technical Amendments

This final rule makes a number of technical changes to the regulations governing the National School Lunch Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the School Breakfast Program, state administrative expense funds, determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk in schools.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0014

Automatic Eligibility of State-Funded Pre-K Participants for Free Meals in CACFP, NSLP and SBP

In response to inquiries from three regional offices, we are issuing the attached guidance with regard to the eligibility for free meals of children participating in state-funded pre-kindergarten programs.

Resource | Notices

Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines (1999-2000)

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 or free milk for the period from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.