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Provision Forms Claiming Alternatives

Forms for School Nutrition Program Provision 1, 2, 3, and the Community Eligibility Provision, alternative ways for local educational agencies to claim student meals.

Provisions are methods for reducing paperwork and other administrative burdens at the local level by simplifying the traditional requirements of operating procedures for meal eligibility and meal counting. All forms related to Provision 1, 2, 3, and the Community Eligibility Provision are located in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) under Download Forms. For further guidance visit the Provisions Web page.

The Policy Statement Addendum -- Provision 1, 2, and 3 and/or Request Delayed Implementation Request (SNP-13)

This form is used to apply for Provisions 1, 2, & 3 and/or Delayed Implementation and amend certain provisions and procedures to reflect current practices for schools requesting to participate in Provisions 1, 2, or 3.

Schools must apply to participate in provisions and receive California Department of Education’s (CDE) approval prior to beginning of base year. Delayed Implementation permits schools applying for Provision 2 to charge participating students for reduced-price and paid meals in the first claiming period of the base year. This exception is to assist schools in securing completed free and reduced-price meal applications from households that might not otherwise submit an application if there is no charge for meals.

Steamlined Base Year Request -- Claiming Alternatives -- Provision 2 (SNP-14)
This form is used for schools that applied for, and did not receive, an extension to Provision 2.

The school must meet the minimum requirements for use of a streamline base year. In a streamline base year, the school determines program eligibility for a statistically valid sample of either: (1) all enrolled students with access to applicable meal program as of October 31 (enrollment-based), or (2) enrolled students participating in the applicable meal program (participation-based). All children must be offered meals at no charge during a streamlined base year. The CDE has the option to allow and approve the use of a streamline base year.

Extension Request -- Claiming Alternatives Provision 2 and 3 (SNP-15a)
This form is used for schools with an expiring Provision extension cycle to request continuation.

Provision cycle renewals are not automatic. The district must inform CDE if the school will continue participating in Provisions or revert to standard meal counting and claiming procedures. This form along with SNP-15b must be submitted and approved by the CDE prior to the start of the new school year.

Provision 2 and 3 Extension Worksheet Using Direct Certification or Meal Applications (SNP-15b)
This form is used for schools using Direct Certification or Meal Applications as the socio-economic data to request an extension and must be submitted with the SNP-15a.

Student level data used to support this document must be retained and available for inspection during the Administrative Review.

Provision 2 Calculation Guide (SNP-16)
This guide contains examples of how to calculate monthly, annual, and district-wide claiming percentages.

Provision 2 Claiming Calculation Worksheet (SNP-17)
This form assists schools to track monthly percentages for the base year forward to the end of the Provision cycle.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Policy Addendum (SNP-19)

This form is used to apply for the CEP and amend procedures to reflect current practices for schools.

Schools or a group of schools must have an Identified Student Percentage of 40 percent or higher as of April 1 of the school year piror to implementing the CEP. Schools must apply and be approved by the CDE to participate in the CEP.

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