Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program: State Progress in Implementation 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.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2010-0036
FNS FY 2010 Request for Applications for Direct Certification Grants Questions and Answers

FNS has provided the following answers to questions submitted by potential Direct Certification grant applicants to clarify instructions in the grant application process.