CALPADS Update Flash #192 contains important information on the NSLP applications for this school year:
Due to COVID-19, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued nationwide waivers to allow for the operation of the summer meal programs through December 31, 2020.This waiver has now been extended to June 30, 2021. Since National School Lunch Program (NSLP) applications are not required for the summer meal program, LEAs should not collect NSLP applications in 2020–21.
NSLP applications are not to be collected this year. In prior years, the Alternative Household Income Form was only used by Provision 2 schools. However, in order to capture students who would normally be captured by the application process, those students should be asked to use the Alternative Household Income Form in lieu of the NSLP Application form.
The Data Confirmation process Income Survey feature in Aeries can be used to collect this info.
The following is a link to information on the Income Survey feature in Aeries: Parent Data Confirmation Setup - Income Survey Tab
Students who appear to qualify for Free or Reduced lunches from the Alternative Household Income Form should have a Free and Reduced (FRE) record of code 181 or 182 entered for this year, unless they qualify automatically under one of the other methods (homeless, migrant, foster, etc.).