Point Of Sale (POS) Validation

Annually, School Food Authorities (SFAs) are required to send School Nutrition the total number of directly certified SNAP and extended eligible SNAP students in their district. This new electronic form will fulfill this requirement and must be completed and submitted by October 31st. Only one submission is required.

School Nutrition uses this information to ensure students matched in the direct certification system are receiving benefits at the SFA level and to verify SNAP information submitted in the Verification Collection Report is accurate.

Key Terms:
*Direct Certification: Students certified for free meals without the use of an application. In this instance, we are requesting direct certification information for students who have been matched as SNAP, BOTH or SNAP/MIGRANT in the online direct certification system. SNAP direct certification takes precedence over any other status.

*SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Children participating in this program are automatically eligible for free meals.

*Extended Eligibility: Eligibility for free meals is extended to all children in a household if any member has been
identified through the direct certification process as eligible for benefits under SNAP, TANF or FDPIR. These children are also considered directly certified.

As of today, how many TOTAL directly certified SNAP and extended eligible SNAP students are in your district (do not include students at non-participating sites or sites/grades on the Special Milk Program only)? Please enter the total number below. If needed, please reference key terms above.

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