Free and Reduced Meal Applications and Eligibility

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Applications - for School Use Only

Parents or guardians that wish to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits must contact the school where your child attends to obtain the appropriate Federal Child Nutrition Program applications.

SY 2014-2015 - Do not distribute before July 1, 2014

  1. English Version - For use by schools. Includes parent notification letters forapplication eligibility and direct certification. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team.
  2. Spanish Version - For use by schools. Includes parent notification letters for application eligibility and direct certification. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team. 
  3. Hmong Version - For use by schools. Includes parent notification letters for application eligibility and direct certification. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team.
  4. 2014-2015 Income Eligibility Guidelines (For School Staff Use Only)
    1. Income eligibility guidelines announced for school and day care meals 7/25/14
  5. Public Release
    1. National School Lunch Program - English
    2. National School Lunch Program - Spanish
    3. Special Milk Program

SY 2013-2014 

  1. English Version - For use by schools. Includes parent notification letters forapplication eligibility and direct certification. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team. 7/8/13 - New non-discrimination statement 
  2. Spanish Version - For use by schools. Includes parent notification letters for application eligibility and direct certification. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team. 7/8/13 - New non-discrimination statement 
  3. Hmong Version - For use by schools. Includes parent notification letters for application eligibility and direct certification. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team.
  4. Additional Translations (34 Languages) - For use by schools. Agencies wishing to modify this application must obtain prior approval from the School Nutrition Team. Please note: there have been some modifications to the application for the 2013-2014 school year.
  5. 2013-2014 Income Eligibility Guidelines (For School Staff Use Only)
  6. Public Release, 7/8/13 - New non-discrimination statement
    1. National School Lunch Program - English
    2. National School Lunch Program - Spanish
    3. Provision 2
    4. Special Milk Program
  7. Reimbursement Rates for Schools
  8. Discretionary Elimination of Reduced Priced Charges in the School Meals Program, SP-17-2014, 1/22/14

 

Direct Certification - Webpage
 

Eligibility Determination

Fair Hearing Procedures
 

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Independent Review of Applications 

As part of an effort to decrease certification error during the eligibility determination process, section 304 of the HHFKA requires that certain local education agencies (LEAs) conduct a second, independent review of applications for free and reduced price meal benefits before eligibility determinations are made. 

Beginning in School Year (SY) 2014-2015, LEAs that demonstrate high levels of, or a high risk for administrative error associated with certification and benefit issuance, are required to conduct a second review of all applications received by October 31. 

Limited Disclosure of Children's Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility and Outreach for the Wisconsin BadgerCare Health Care Coverage

Provision 2

Reimbursement Rates

Resources for Approval of Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications

 

Verification

 

For questions about this information, contact Angela Farris (608) 267-9206