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Verification is confirmation of eligibility for free and reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Verification Training

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Webinar! Verification Collection Report

  • Subject: Verification Collection Report (VCR), FNS-742
  • Who: School Food Authorities (SFAs) that operate the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and/or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) must complete this report. This includes SFAs that operate Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Provision 2, or are a Residential Child Care Institution (RCCIs).
  • When: Tuesday, November 13th, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST
  • Summary: Please join us for an overview on how to properly complete the VCR.
    • Learn what is considered a valid verification response versus a non-response
    • Walk through each of the 5 sections of the VCR and how to accurately report your data
    • Discover how to correctly report SNAP, TANF and Migrant only students from your direct certification match lists
  • To join the webinar, please select the link on November 13th at 2:00PM MST: No pre-registration is necessary, however space is limited. If several staff in the same district wish to attend, please attend the webinar together. This webinar will be recorded and posted for viewing on the Verification Webpage.

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