NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Direct Certification for School Nutrition Programs


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Direct certification is a process conducted by states and local educational agencies (LEAs) to certify eligible children for free meals without the need for household applications. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) provides the district’s direct certification contact person with a login ID and password to access the CSDE’s Direct Certification Web Application. Each week, the Direct Certification Web Application automatically matches enrolled students to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) lists provided by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). The district’s direct certification contact person can access this information at any time.