Free and Reduced Meals

Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Information and Resources

Households currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Students attending a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and who are currently receiving SNAP benefits are automatically eligible to receive P-EBT. Households will receive the extra P-EBT benefits on their existing EBT card in June 2020. Students attending schools that do not participate in NSLP (Livermore, Red Feather Lakes and Stove Prairie) are not eligible to receive P-EBT.  Students attending Charter Schools, please check with your front office.

Households NOT currently participating in SNAP

Households must apply for P-EBT if they are not currently participating in SNAP. The P-EBT application is not currently available but is expected to open mid to late July. IMPORTANT: In order to complete the P-EBT application, households must provide state issue student ID (SASID) numbers for each child.  Parent/guardians can log into ParentVue and go to Student Information to find their student's SASID.  Please click the FAQ link below for up to date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Applications Accepted Starting August 1st for 2020-21 School Year

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We will start accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year on August 1, 2020. Please fill out ALL required information - incomplete applications cannot be processed. Only one application per household is required. Applications may also be picked up at the Child Nutrition Department, 1502 S. Timberline Road.  2019-2020 Public Release

Eligibility and Notification

Students may be eligible for free or reduced lunches if they receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or if the household income is within the eligibility limits set by the government. Children who qualify for free or reduced meals are offered the same foods as children who pay full price. 

Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified of the decision. Applications may take up to 10 days to be processed. Households are responsible for meal costs until the application has been processed. If you're denied benefits, you may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal process will be included with the eligibility determination letter.

Note: You may be asked to verify information in the application, allowing the school district to confirm eligibility for the free and reduced meals.

Qualifying Students may Apply for Fees/Charges Waivers

Families who qualify for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits are eligible for school fee/charge waivers. See the Student Fees and Charges web page for instructions on how to complete the Permission to Share Information for Fee/Charge Waivers form.

Confidentiality

Application information is confidential. Your child's eligibility status is also kept confidential when they pay for meals. With your consent, application information may be provided to other assistance programs, for which you would provide similar information, to make applying for these programs easier. Your eligibility status may be told without consent to federal and state education/health programs to help evaluate the benefit of programs.


Non-discrimination Statement: 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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.