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SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual

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ARM Update Guide 2013-2014          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
ARM Update Guide 2014-2015          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
ARM Update Guide 2015-2016          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
ARM Update Guide 2016-2017          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Complete ARM          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 1. Overview of School Nutrition Programs           SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 2. Application and Agreement          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 2C: Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 3. Records Retention          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 4. Determining Eligibility          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 5. Special Provision Options          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 6. Verification          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 7. Counting and Claiming          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 8. Breakfast          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 9. Lunch          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 10. Afterschool Meal Programs          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 11. Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Meal Pattern          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 12. Seamless Summer Option (SSO)          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 13. Accommodating Students with Medical Disabilities and Special Dietary Needs          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 14. Financial Information Concerning School Nutrition Funds          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual

The USDA Eligibility Manual is available at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/guidance-and-resources. This manual contains information on federal requirements regarding the determination and verification of eligibility for free and reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These provisions also apply to the determination of eligibility for free milk under the Special Milk Program (SMP). This manual is to be used in conjunction with Section 4, Determining Eligibility in the Administrator's Reference Manual (ARM).

 

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