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Direct Certification Categorical Eligibility Free Application Reduced Application

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Automated Data Matching Method

Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF)

  • Indicated Case Number on the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application
Free and Reduced price meal applicant approved to receive free school meals/milk determined by the income indicated on the application was at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. Free and Reduced price meal applicant approved to receive reduced price school meals determined by the income indicated on the application was between 130 and at or below 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  • Automated Data Matching Method

Food Distribution Program On Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

  • Indicated Case Number on the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

Medicaid recipients at or below 133 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines, determined by the Medicaid Program

  • Automated Data Matching Method

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Re-certification Letter, or indicated Case Number on the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application
* Data Matching Systems indicate the corresponding Assistance Program

Homeless

  • List obtained from the McKinney Vento liaison (visit www.nysteachs.org for a list of homeless liaisons) 
EXTENSION OF CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY means that all children in a household with at least one child or household member who receives benefits from an Assistance Program are categorically eligible for free meals. Any one child’s or household member’s receipt of benefits from an Assistance Program extends free school meal eligibility to all children who are members of the household.

Runaway

  • List obtained from the runaway provider

Migrant

  • List obtained from the migrant coordinator

Foster

  • List obtained from the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) or indicated on the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

Head Start and Even Start

  • Enrollment records
Last updated
September 13, 2017

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

For Nondiscrimination Statement translations, click here.

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electrónicoprogram.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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