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Eligibility for Severe Need Rates for the School Breakfast Program

Section 220.9(d) of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) regulations outlines criteria for schools to qualify for severe need reimbursement. Included in these criteria is the requirement that 40 percent or more of the lunches served to students at that school in the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. This criterion is intended to ensure that the severe need reimbursement rate is provided to schools which have already demonstrated that a high percentage of meals, defined as 40 percent or more of lunches, are being served to needy students.

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Treatment of Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance and National Flood Insurance Program Payments in Income Eligibility Determinations for Food and Nutrition Service 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 (FNS).

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.

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Initial Carry-over of Previous Year's Eligibility - Reauthorization 2004: Implementation Memo - SP 17

This memo is to clarify the provision on the 30 day carry-over into the next school year for free and reduced-price eligibility.

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Maine’s Request to Allow Residents of “Waiver Homes” To Qualify for Food Stamp Benefits

The memorandum transmitted a waiver request from the Maine State Agency to waive 7 CFR 273.11(f) to allow residents of such facilities to participate in the Food Stamp Program if otherwise eligible.

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Impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on Food Stamp Program Eligibility

This memorandum is intended to address the impact of State laws that permit same sex marriages on Food Stamp Program eligibility requirements.