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E-Rate National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Alternatives


If you would like to determine eligibility, you have several options, all basically designed to figure out which students’ families are within 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines. The following programs have eligibility guidelines that meet or exceed NSLP guidelines, and therefore, if a family is eligible for one of them, they can be counted towards NSLP eligibility. 

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Need-based tuition assistance programs that rely on income guidelines that meet or exceed NSLP
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Supplementary Security Income (SSI)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  

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For additional information, contact:

Educational Technology
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701


Page last modified on 7/20/2012 12:04:47 PM.