Nutrition and Wellness Programs
Electronic Direct Certification Process
Direct Certification is a simplified method of determining student’s eligibility for free meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs or free milk under the Special Milk Program without completing a Household Eligibility Application. In addition, students directly certified to receive free meals or milk are not subject to verification.
Effective with school year 2009–2010, a NEW Electronic Direct Certification System was implemented statewide. The eligibility certificates that were mailed to each student receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) will NO LONGER be mailed.
- Direct Certification Letter (69-15)
- Direct Certification Letter (69-15) Word Format
- Extending SNAP/TANF Eligibility to ALL Children in a Household (54-45)