January 19, 2022, Meeting Update Notification: The January 19, 2022, Connecticut State Board of Education meeting will be held at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, at 9:30 a.m. The wearing of masks is required of all persons entering 450 Columbus Boulevard, as well as during the meeting.

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.


Direct Certification Web Application Sign In

Reminder: The Web Application is updated on Monday unless Monday is a holiday. Please wait until Tuesday (or Wednesday for weeks with Monday holidays) to check for updates. Remember to check Case Management weekly.