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SNP Eligibility Resources

If you are on the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, Free or Reduced priced eligibility for meals must be determined. This page is devoted to assist sponsors with eligibility determination.

Visit the SNP Training page to view available training on this topic.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

2019-2020 Federal Income Guidelines Use for School Year 2019-2020 Only (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

Oregon’s Expanded Income Guidelines (EIG) for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are currently scheduled to become effective on July 1, 2020. These allow students in households with income above the federal reduced income guidelines to receive their meals at no charge in schools who elect to participate in this Child Nutrition Program Initiative of the Student Success Act. Updated information about the impact of COVID-19 on this initiative is forthcoming.

2020-2021 Federal Income Guidelines Including NSLP/SBP Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines. 

Sponsors operating Afterschool Snack or the Special Milk Program will need to use the Federal Income Guidelines only.  A chart with the Oregon EIG removed is available on the Special Milk Program webpage.

2020-2021 Confidential Household Application for Free and Reduced Meals

These forms are intended for printing.  To make an accessible version to post on your own webpage, please access the originals at USDA Paper-Based Prototype Household Application and contact ODE School Nutrition at for additional details to include Oregon EIG information. 

2020-2021 Household  Application Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Household Eligibility Notification Letters

Eligibility Helpful Documents

Changing Benefits Letters

For additional information or questions, contact the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs by Email: ODE School Nutrition or Phone: 503-947-5894.

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