Direct Certification and Direct Verification
Direct Certification is required for all school districts/systems participating in the NSLP. Direct Certification was designed to improve program access and administrative efficiency. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program (TANF), and Foster Children data from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) are used to determine if a student is directly certified for Free meals in the NSLP and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Participating public and nonpublic schools must submit a current “membership list” including grade levels for PK‐12 students a minimum of three times a year (August 31 (start of the school year), October 31, and February 28).
To register for this training please ‘click’ on the Register for Training button above. Enter your six-digit Agreement Number for your district and ‘click’ Register for Training. Select SNP School Nutrition Program, next select NSLP009-Direct Certification Webinar 2018. Complete the attendee information and be sure to print the registration confirmation page for future reference. You may view the presentation as your schedule allows.
Direct Certification Webinar
How to view your Direct Certification list and information on the new feature for viewing possible matches.
Direct Certification Template
Attachment D – Notice of Approval/Denial Letter
Student Interactive Lookup System
New for SY 2016-17: Free & Reduced Eligibililty on the Direct Certification List