FRAM (Free Reduced Application Management)
The FRAM (Free and Reduced Application Management) module provides the tools for processing applications and approving federal meal service assistance for students. Users can use FRAM to complete the following tasks:
- Review and update processed applications via the household application tool
- Generate batch approval and denial letters
- Conduct and report annual federal verification of applications
- Take advantage of up-to-date federal income guidelines managed by Infinite Campus
- Automate the importing of eligibility status with the Campus Eligibility Import Wizard
- Complete state reporting of meal status
For more information about creating and managing Meal Benefits Applications (including Online Meal Benefits Applications), see the Setting up Online Meal Benefit Applications article.
The Campus Point-of-Sale module provides additional tools for food service functionality. The FRAM module works with the Point-of-Sale module (when used), but it should be recognized that these areas can be used independently.
Creating a Letter
Modifying the Letter Format
Printing a Sample Letter
Examples of Letter Templates
|Delete Eligibility Records||Eligibility|
|View Modifications made to an Eligibility Record||Eligibility|
|Edit Student Eligibility Meal Status||Eligibility|
Household Application Expiration and Eligibility End Dates
Importing Eligibility Data Files
Basic Import File Requirements
Extending Direct Certification to Other Students in a Household
Importing Unique Eligibility Statuses for All Students
Importing the Same Eligibility Status for All Students
Using the Eligibility Import Wizard
Re-using Saved Import Mappings
Eligibility Import Report Examples and Description
Setting FRAM Preferences
Application Preferences - Application Preferences relate to Meal and Educational Benefits applications, canned reports and Process Inbox messages.
Verification Preferences - Verification Preferences are used to set default letter configurations.
Permission Preferences - Permission Preferences allow districts to create a permission type. This allows the application signer to authorize the district permission to share their child(ren)'s free/reduced eligibility with other district staff members.
Federal Income Guidelines for Meal Service Attendance
Screen Example and Field Definitions
Entering New Household Applications
Viewing Household Applications
Setting up Online Meal Benefit Applications
Creating and Editing Custom Online Application Letter Templates
Submitting Meal Benefits Applications via the Portal
Eligibility Report - This report displays students and their eligibility information.
FRAM Letter Batch Report - This report generates letters to be sent to parents/guardians, indicating whether or not students were approved for free/reduced-priced meals.
Household Applications Report - This report generates the FRAM applications of households approved for free and reduced-priced meals.
Lunch Counts Report - This report generates lunch count information related to the lunch counts feature of the student Attendance tool.