USDA Food and Nutrition Service selects Minnesota for Medicaid Demonstration Project
In mid-December 2021, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) selected Minnesota to participate in the Fiscal Year 2021 Direct Certification with Medicaid Demonstration Project beginning in 2022-2023 school year.
The goal of this project is to expand direct certification of children receiving Medicaid benefits to receive free and reduced priced school meals. Also, the project will attempt to facilitate streamlined access to the school meals programs, as well as increase program integrity.
For more information, view the selection letter the Minnesota Department of Education received from Sarah Smith-Homes, the Division Director of USDA Food and Nutrition Service.