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2011-12 Income Eligibility Guidelines for SNP

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy, Action Required, Beneficial Information

To: All School Nutrition Program Sponsors

Number: USDA-SNP-05-2011

Attention: Food Service Directors, Business Officials

Date: April 2011

Subject: 2011–12 Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Nutrition Programs

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Federal Register, Volume 76, Number 58 (Friday, March 25, 2011)

This Management Bulletin (MB) provides the 2011–12 Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program, and State Meal Program; and provides information regarding the requirements for calculating household income(s). The IEG scale is effective July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, and is located at the California Department of Education Rates, Eligibility Scales, and Funding Web page at

Calculation Methods

Sponsors should multiply household income that is received weekly by 52; twice a month by 24; every two weeks by 26; and once a month by 12. This calculation method is consistent with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Eligibility for School Meals Manual located on the USDA Web site at

For questions regarding this MB, please contact your local Nutrition Services Division Field Services Child Nutrition Consultant directly for assistance, or you can call 800-925-5609 or 916-445-0850 to request their contact information.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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