Resource | Policy Memos | SP36 CACFP15 SFSP11-2017
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP08 CACFP04 SFSP03-2017
Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs
Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 CACFP04 SFSP03-2015
Area Eligibility in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the use of school and census data to establish area eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). In addition, this memorandum consolidates previous guidance and simplifies the area eligibility determination process to reduce administrative burden on State agencies and Program operators.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations
Resource | Policy Memos | SP17 CACFP08 SFSP05-2011
Categorical Eligibility of Children in Foster Care
Resource | Policy Memos | SP38-2009_CACFP08-2009_SFSP07-2009
Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household
Resource | Policy Memos | SP25 CACFP11 SFSP10-2010
Q&As on Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household
Resource | Policy Memos | SP02 CACFP02 SFSP01-2006
Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for FNS Programs

This memorandum provides guidance to State administrators in making household eligibility determinations in all nutrition assistance programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service.