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SNP Verification

Verification is the confirmation of eligibility for free and reduced price schools determined through the application process.   The Verification Collection Report is an annual requirement for all sponsors of NSLP and collects data on enrollment and direct certifications, as well as results of the verification. 

The annual verification process begins October 1 and ends November 15.   The verification reporting period is from November 1 - February 1.  Verification reporting is completed electronically using this web-based form.CNPweb.

NSLP/SBP sponsors must annually verify the eligibility of children from a sample of household applications approved for free and reduced price benefits for that school year.

The Verification Process is not required of sponsors who operate: 

  • Special Milk Program Only
  • District-wide Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or
  • Provision 2 for all meals district-wide and are in a non-base year or
  • Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI) without day students

However, completion of the FNS - 742 Verification Collection Report is required for all sponsors. 
Verification Guidance: Section 6 of the USDA Eligibility Manual


FNS-742 Verification Form and Instructions

ODE CNP requires sponsors to complete the FNS-742 report electronically in CNPweb. The form will be available in CNPweb after November 15. It is located on the Claims Tab. ODE does not accept paper or other electronic copies of the FNS 742 form.  

School Year 2022-23 Resources

In School Year 2022-23, sponsors who process applications will be required to complete Verification using the Standard Sample size (3% Error Prone)

Standard:  Verify 3% or 3,000 of approved applications, whichever is less, selected from error-prone applications certified eligible for free or reduced priced meals as of October 1st.   If there are not enough error-prone applications, LEAs must select at random additional applications to complete the sample size.

Verification Guidance

Letters to Households

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