National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid
FNS is conducting additional demonstration projects to expand the evaluation of direct certification with Medicaid for both free and reduced price meal eligibility in NSLP and SBP.
This report examines the impact of using Medicaid data to directly certify students for free and reduced-price school meals in the NSLP and SBP in fifteen states in school year 2019-20. It assesses outcomes related to certification, participation, federal reimbursement, and state administrative costs in SY 2019-20 and over the course of the demonstration.
This map contains links to state-specific information on local educational agencies and schools that may be eligible to elect the Community Eligibility Provision.
This page provides a list of all studies currently, or soon to be, collecting data. For completed studies and their results, please visit Research and Analysis.
This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators that participate or intend to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision during regular National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program operations.
Households with a child approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year are eligible for the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit. EBB is a federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic.
Community Eligibility Provision Deadlines in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
FNS is establishing a targeted waiver, for all states and local educational agencies, to extend statutory and regulatory deadlines relating to Community Eligibility Provision reporting and election during the public health emergency due to COVID–19.
During this webinar, FNS reviewed the demonstration project, the information required in proposals, and answered questions.