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Guidance for NSLP Application or Alternative Form

This information provides local educational agencies (LEAs) with School Year 2021−22 guidance regarding the use of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) application or the alternative household income form to collect data used for funding allocations and Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer eligibility, while operating the Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSO).

The California Department of Education (CDE), provided a letter that contains guidance and supplemental information about the collection of NSLP applications and alternative household income forms. The CDE letter is available on the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) communications website.  

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please direct your questions as follows:

  • For questions related to Local Control Funding Formula and the alternative household income form, please contact
  • For questions about NSLP and SSO, please contact the School Nutrition Program Unit at
  • For questions related to CALPADS, please contact the CALPADS Service Desk at
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, June 04, 2021
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