Health Enhancement and Safety

New Direct Certification Application (DCA) system coming soon!

Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:51 am

The OPI, School Nutrition Programs will be releasing a new online computer system that will securely match SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) and TANF recipients to eligible students in order to directly certify for free meals.  The new system will ease current manual processes by using technology to match students enrolled in the state student information system, AIM to school aged recipients in SNAP and TANF.  Matches will be displayed for district users and reports may be imported into school district’s meal counting and claiming systems.  The Summary of Verification may also be submitted to the OPI through the new DCA system.

The OPI will soon be requesting information from each participating district’s free and reduced-price meal application “determining official” for verification and sign-up procedures of the OPI Common Login.  The system is set to go live mid-July. Trainings are scheduled for late July.   Details will be announced as the time gets closer.

For more information, contact Alie Wolf, 406.444.4413