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SNP Eligibility Materials

School Nutrition Programs applications, forms, and other materials for school meal, milk, and State Meal Program eligibility.

Note: The goal of this page is to provide eligibility materials that are not specific to any year. The exceptions are the household size and income eligibility scale documents. These files will be school year specific. The tables provided in the "scales for inclusion" file may be pasted into the relevant form or sample letter as necessary.

Household Size and Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) Scales

Used to qualify School Nutrition Programs households for free or reduced-price meals or free milk.

Note: See also Child Nutrition Program eligibility scales.

Eligibility Materials (by program)

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
and School Breakfast Program (SBP)

Eligibility Materials for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

  • Letter to Households - Non-Pricing Letter (DOC; Dated May-2016)
    Available Translations of the Letter to Household - Non-Pricing Letter (Coming Soon)
    The following changes may be made to customize each letter:
    • School/Agency name
    • School year
    • School contact
    • School contact’s phone, e-mail, or/and address
    • Hearing Official
    • Enter the date households should contact the school/agency, if they believe their child is eligible for free meals and did not receive a notification from the school/agency.
Verification Forms

Verification Materials
School Nutrition Programs verification materials including applications, forms, and other materials for the annual, mandatory verification process for eligibility of a sample of completed household meal eligibility applications in schools.

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Special Milk Program

Application for the Special Milk Program (DOC; Dated May-2016)

Translations of the Application for the Special Milk Program are currently not available.

Eligibility Materials for the Special Milk Program

Pricing Letter to Households (Coming Soon)
For schools/agencies that collect applications from households and provide milk at no cost (free) to children who qualify for free milk, based on the IEGs.

State Meal Program

Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals: State Meal Program (DOC; Dated May-2016)

Translations of the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals: State Meal Program are currently not available.

Eligibility Materials for the State Meal Program

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 27, 2017
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