Q&As on Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household
This memorandum provides questions and answers relating to policy memorandum SP 38- 2009, CACFP 08-2009, SFSP 07-2009, Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household, dated Aug. 27, 2009. That memorandum extended categorical eligibility for free meals or free milk for children who are members of a household receiving assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program. All Child Nutrition Programs are subject to this policy.
These questions and answers respond to inquiries received from regional offices and state agencies. Because School Year 2009-2010 is nearly over, we did not include questions that only addressed implementation of this policy. We will update the Eligibility Manual for School Meals and the prototype application to reflect this policy prior to the next school year.
State agencies should contact their regional office if they have any questions.
Child Nutrition Division