The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set the income eligibility guidelines for students and adults to participate in free/reduced-price meal programs through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for 2020-2021. T
For the 2018-2019 school year, $1.8 million was allocated for districts and area technology centers to offer Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board approved industry recognized credentials to free/reduced-price meal students.
For the second straight year, KDE will cover the cost of Advanced Placement exams for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals that would otherwise be paid by districts.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recognized Kentucky’s Division of School and Community Nutrition (SCN) with a Direct Certification Performance Award for substantial improvement in direct certification during the 2011-12 school year. The recognition is accompanied by an award of $214,917. The award money will be used to continue improving the overall quality of the direct certification process. Direct [...]
Kentucky and five other states are participating in a federal pilot project that automatically will make students eligible for free school meals if their households receive Medicaid benefits. Kentucky joins Alaska, Florida, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania in the pilot phase of the project, which will begin on July 1 for school year 2012-13. The project is under the authority [...]