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Head Start Even Start Programs
Head start enrolled children are automatically approved for free meal benefits. The child must be enrolled as a participant in the Head Start Program under the Head Start Act, i.e. the children must be part of Head Start's "funded enrollment". Under Head Start Program regulations (45 CFR 51305.2), "enrollment" means the official acceptance of a family by a Head Start Program and the completion of all procedures necessary for a child and family to begin receiving services.
Part 5 Categorical Eligibility
page 40 and 41 of Eligibility Manual for School Meals
A pre-K class that contain Head Start and pre- K students not enrolled in Head Start require an application or case numbers to receive free meal benefits.
No application is needed for head start students just a roster of enrolled Head start students.
Even Start Enrollees
Acceptable documentation includes:
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