Free and Reduced Price Information

Free and Reduced Application and Direct Certification Information and Procedures (2023-2024)

Translated applications are also available in the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Mien, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. These Applications will not be identical to the prototype forms in this book. 

Information and Attachments

  • ​Attachment A - Eligibility Criteria for Free and Reduced Price Meals
  • Attachment B - Letter to Parents Frequently Asked Questions about Free and Reduced Price School Meals 
  • Attachment C - Direct Certification Eligibility
  • Attachment D - Application Instructions
  • Attachment E - Free and Reduced Price Application
  • Attachment F - Public Release
  • Attachment G - Notice of Approval or Denial
  • Attachment H - Extending Categorical Eligibility to Additional Children in a Household
  • Attachment I - Method of Collection and Meal Counting
  • Attachment J - MO Healthnet Instructions
  • Attachment K - Request for Information
  • Attachment L - Does your Child Need Health Care Coverage? (This form is sent to households after receiving Attachment K indicating "NO" insurance.) 
  • Attachment M - MO Healthnet for Kids Data Collection Form (This form is sent to FNS.)
  • Attachment N - Sharing Information with Other Programs
  • Attachment O - Flexibility Notification: Eligibility Effective Date for Directly Certified Students 
  • Attachment P - Income Eligibility Guidelines
  • Appendix A -  Free and Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk Policy

Special Milk Program 23-24 Letter

Special Milk Program Free Milk Option Guidance (2023-2024)