Pennsylvania, PA


Community Partner Accounts Management

Organizations such as hospitals, community based groups, and church groups that help Pennsylvania residents apply for health and human services can apply to be a COMPASS Community Partner. The COMPASS Community Partner Dashboard allows organizations to initiate and actively track applications they submit.
Organizations and their users and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) National School Lunch Program (NSLP) sponsors wanting to register for Community Partner can get started by reading the instructions listed below.
Instructions for Online Self Registration
All Community Partners must register using the online self-registration process. There are two groups of community partners - non-PDE/NSLP COMPASS Community Partners and PDE/NSLP sponsors. The process to register as a community partner is different for the two groups.
1. Community Partners that are non-PDE/NSLP include hospitals, community based groups, church groups, PDE School Community Partners, Guidance Counselors, School Nurses, and Home and School Visitors. Community Partners in this group need their organization’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to complete the Data Release Agreement (DRA) and User Agreement (UA).
  • COMPASS Community Partner Organizations registering for the first time must first complete the Online Self-Registration for their organization. To begin, click the "Start Online Self Registration" button.
  • New Users will register after their organization is registered as a COMPASS Community Partner. Users will click "Start Online Self Registration" button to begin the process. The first user who registers under their organization will be prompted to be a Delegated Admin (DA) user. The DA user is the person who will have the authority to approve or reject other users within their organization. Once the DA user is registered, additional users may register by completing the Online Self Registration process. Organizations are required to have a minimum of one DA user and will have the option to add a total of four DA users.
If you are interested in becoming a COMPASS Community Partner to help Pennsylvania residents apply for health and human services and you want additional information on how to complete the Online Self Registration process you can view and print the Online Self-Registration Guide.
2. PDE/NSLP Sponsors will need their organization’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and CNPEARS Agreement Number/AUN to complete the Date Release Agreement (DRA) and User Agreements (UA). NSLP sponsors can go straight to Start Online Self-Registration.
Online Self registration
Organization Account Cancellation
An organization can remove itself from the list of registered COMPASS Community Partner organizations at any time by completing the Community Partner Unregister Organization Form.
The completed form may be mailed to the address below, faxed to 717-772-6451, or scanned and e-mailed to

DGS Annex Complex
Attn: DHS
WOB #42, Rm #230
1006 Hemlock Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-3595
User Account Cancellation
An organization’s Delegated Administrator can cancel a registered user account using the online Department user administration application.
To cancel a user account:
  1. Click here to access the Department user administration application.
  2. Log in as a Delegated Administrator.
  3. Click on the Users tab.
  4. Click on Manage Users followed by Revoke COMPASS Access