Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: Verification of Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

This interim rule implements provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 relating to verification of applications approved for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under Public Law 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

Resource | Policy Memos | SP40-2008
Reaffirmation of Policy on Limited Disclosure of Children's Eligibility Information to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The administrators of the NAEP have asked that we remind school food authorities that they may disclose, without parent/guardian consent, children’s names and eligibility status (whether they are eligible for free meals or free milk or reduced price meals) to persons directly connected with the administration or enforcement of a Federal or State education program, as permitted by section 9(b)(6)(A)(ii)(I) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP37-2008
30-Day Carryover and Delayed Implementation for Provision 2

This memorandum is to clarify the relationship between delayed implementation of Provision 2 as permitted in §245.9(b)(6)(ii) and use of a child’s prior year’s eligibility status for the first 30 operating days in the new school year (“carryover”) in §245.6(c)(2).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-078
FDPIR Rounding Procedures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the rounding procedures to be used when determining the total resources and net monthly income of FDPIR applicant households.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP10-2008
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.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Report to Congress: The Nebraska Rural Area Eligibility Determination Pilot for the CACFP

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) subsidizes nutritious meals and snacks served to participants in child care nationwide, providing different levels or “tiers” of meal reimbursement based on the income level of participating children, providers, and nearby geographic areas. Policymakers have long been concerned that programs such as CACFP are not as accessible to eligible children in rural areas as in urban areas. To address these concerns, Public Law 108-265 (2004) authorized a pilot to test lowering the eligibility threshold for higher reimbursement rates to make them available in rural areas in Nebraska with somewhat lower concentrations of low-income households (40 percent of school children below 185 percent of poverty) than permitted under regular program rules (50 percent of school children below 185 percent of poverty). By offering higher reimbursement rates in these areas, it was hoped not only that more day care providers would become interested in participating in the CACFP, but that sufficient concentrations of such providers would make it more attractive for sponsoring organizations to operate in more rural areas. This report presents the results on an evaluation of the pilot, which was conducted between October 2005 and September 2007.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP07-2008
Automatic Eligibility for Free Meal Benefits Extended to All Children Enrolled in Head Start

This memorandum provides guidance regarding amendments to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) that extend automatic eligibility for free meal benefits, including free milk, to all children enrolled in Head Start and participating in child nutrition programs.

Resource | Notices
Correction: Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines

This notice makes several corrections to Child Nutrition Programs-Income Eligibility Guidelines.