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Verification is confirmation of a percent of eligibility for free and reduced price applications under the National School Lunch Program or Breakfast Program. It MUST include either confirmation of income eligibility or confirmation that the child is included in a currently certified food stamp household or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) unit. At State or local discretion, it may also include confirmation of any other information on the application, which is required as a condition of eligibility.
Annually, each Local Education Agency (LEA) MUST select and verify a sample of ALL applications approved for benefits.
The basic sample size would be the lesser of: 3% of ALL approved applications (as of October 1 of the school year) selected from “error-prone” applications or, 3,000 approved error-prone applications. “Error-prone” applications would be those that are within $100.00 of the monthly income guidelines
There are two alternate methods, Alternate One (random) or Alternate Two (focused) sampling methods. Prior written authorization to use an alternate method is required from the Child Nutrition Services Office.
-their “non-response rate” for the preceding year is less than 20%, or
-they are a local educational agency with more than 20,000 children approved by application as eligible for free or reduced price school meals as of October 1, and their “non-response rate” for preceding school year is at least 10% below the“non-response rate” for the second preceding school year.
The Verification Manual explains in further detail the entire process.
Verfication Forms: included is the notfication letter and all other necessary paperwork.
This was taken from:
Reducing Paperwork and Connecting Low-Income Children With School Meals:
Verification Report is located at the bottom of the "Forms" page.
Reports are due by 11/20. The state Agency can not grant extension beyond 12/15 without USDA approval.
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