School Meal Applications and Verification

2018-2019 School Meal Application Letters


Click the links below to download the appropriate letters:

NOTE: TDA has revised the sample letters. The description provided for each letter explains the appropriate use of each letter.


Eligibility Based on Predetermined Eligibility for a Categorical Program-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR); Foster; Migrant; Homeless, Runaway, or Displaced; Even Start, Head Start, or Early Head Start

Eligibility Based on an Household Meal Application 

Media Release Prototype

Regulations require that prior to or during the first week of school, a public release be made to the local news media, the unemployment office and any major employers who are contemplating layoffs within the school’s attendance area. When sent to the news media, the letter to parents, application form, and a complete income scale (free and reduced-price guidelines) or the same information put in a narrative form will constitute a public release. TDA has provided this prototype media release or media release Provision 2 and media release CEP for CEs to customize and use each school year.

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