Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0081
Categorical Eligibility in the Summer Food Service Program

Parts of this memorandum have been rescinded by SFSP 01-2019: Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission, October 11, 2018. Rescinded policy has been struck through.

SFSP06-2015
Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

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, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk as stated in FNS regulations. These federal requirements affect eligibility under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program and are also applicable to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program when individual eligibility must be established

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1990-0003
Definition of Provider’s Own

Section 17(a) of the National School Lunch Act limits participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program to nonresidential institutions providing child care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1990-0004
Military Dependents in Residential Child Care with Providers

The purpose of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, as set forth by the National School Lunch Act, is to provide meal assistance in nonresidential child care situations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0044
Participant Eligibility in the Adult Day Care Component of the CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance relating to the adult day care component of the CACFP.

CACFP20-2012
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0002
Revised: Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Area Eligibility for Family Day Care Homes

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the implementation of this modification in CACFP.

CACFP05-2011
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1998-0023
Limited Disclosure of Children’s Free and Reduced Price Meal or Free Milk Eligibility Information

Prior to issuance of a final rule, we are authorizing determining agencies to disclose free and reduced price meal or free milk eligibility information to the extent authorized in the statute.

SP 99-3; CACFP 99-2
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0044
Automatic Eligibility for Early Head Start Participants

This memorandum supplements the guidance issued on May 16, 2008, concerning automatic eligibility for free meals for any child who is enrolled in Head Start.

CACFP 10-2008
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.