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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations require that sponsors of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) that collect and review free and reduced-price meal applications must conduct verification by November 15 of each year to confirm students’ eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals. Prior to conducting verification, refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Eligibility Manual for School Meals.

Verification Guidance

Type of Verification