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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)

Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
Spanish Application (DOC; Dated April 2017)

Pricing Letter to Household and Instructions (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
Nonpricing Letter to Household and Instructions (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals with CalFresh Option (DOC; Dated Feb-2017
Pricing Letter to Household with CalFresh Option and Instructions (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
Nonpricing Letter to Household with CalFresh Option and Instructions (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

Description of Racial and Ethnic Categories

Public Media Release (DOC; Dated March-2017)
Insert both the Free and Reduced-Price IEGs in the Media Release.

Direct Certification Notification Letter for Free Meals (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
Direct Certification Notification Letter for Reduced-price Meals (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

Notification Letter for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

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.

Special Milk Program

Application for Free Milk (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
Pricing Letter to Household and Instructions for Free Milk (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
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.

Public Media Release for Free Milk (DOC; Dated March-2017)

Direct Certification Notification Letter for Free Milk (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

Notification Letter for Free Milk (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

State Meal Program

Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals: State Meal Program (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)
Pricing Letter to Household and Instructions (DOC; Dated Feb-2017)

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Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 15, 2017
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