Greenwich Schools are sharing the income guidelines for determining eligibility for free and reduced-price meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
The income guidelines are from the USDA’s annual adjustments to the Income Guidelines (7CFR Part
245.3(a)). They are used in Connecticut to determine the eligibility of participants for free and reduced-price meals in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.
If a household has only one source of income, or if all sources of income are the same frequency, do not use conversion factors. Compare the income or sum of the incomes to the chart above for the appropriate frequency and household size to make the eligibility determination.
Many households have different sources of income coming into the home at different frequencies, such as weekly or bi-weekly wages and monthly social security benefits. In these situations, all sources of income must be converted to an annual amount using the calculations below.
- Multiply weekly income by 52
- Multiply income received every two weeks by 26
- Multiply income received twice a month by 24
- Multiply monthly income by 12
In applying the guidelines, the school food authority/institution must compare the household’s size and total household income to the income guidelines to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the period of unemployment.
This information is also available on the CT Dept of Education website here.