Online Meal Application
If you received a letter of approval due to "Direct Certification", you do not have to fill out an application for the current school year.
Households that would like to apply for free or reduced price meals must complete the online application each year. Returning households maintain their previous year status until a new application is processed or through the first 30 days of school, wichever comes first. If a new application is not received and processed before the end of the 30th day of school, benefits will expire and the students will pay full price for meals.
Households can apply for free and reduced price meals at any time throughout the school year.
Benefits and Needed Information
Benefits of an online application-
- Available 24/7
- Completed in the privacy of your home
- Paperless - nothing to turn in
Information you may need in order to complete the application-
- Full legal name of all students in the household
- ID number of all students in the household (optional)
- Names of ALL adult and non-student children household members
- Pre-Tax Income for ALL household members or SNAP/TANF Eligibility Group Number (not the case number)
Questions and Concerns
Applications may take up to 10 business days to be processed, in the order they are received. Once processed and an elegibility has been determined, you will be mailed a determinitation letter. We are unable to provide information on applications that have not been processed.
During the peak application processing period (first weeks of school), it may take 1 to 2 business days to return any phone calls or email inquiries. If you have any questions, please leave a detrailed voice message or email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.