SCHOOL MEALS WILL BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS INTO THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, BUT THESE APPLICATIONS ARE CRITICAL FOR ALL ELIGIBLE FAMILIES TO COMPLETE TO FOR THREE IMPORTANT REASONS:
1. IF YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION BEFORE THE END OF AUGUST, YOUR CHILD MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEW OR ADDITIONAL PANDEMIC-EBT AND/OR GENERAL FOOD, HEALTH AND CHILD CARE BENEFITS (see below).
2. THE DISTRICT'S ELIGIBILITY NUMBERS DETERMINE HOW MUCH MONEY OUR DISTRICT RECEIVES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION SUBSIDIES, OUR ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS, CAMPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC.
3. THEY MAY HELP OUR DISTRICT CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FREE MEALS OVER THE SUMMER AND DURING SCHOOL BREAKS IF AND WHEN THE COVID-RELATED WAIVERS THAT HAVE ALLOWED US TO THUS FAR EXPIRE.
Free and Reduced Price Application HERE...or complete the attached paper application and return to your child’s school in an envelope marked “SCHOOL NUTRITION.”
FREE TO ALL STUDENTS ALL YEAR LONG
Milk Only: $0.65
Erin Dow, School Nutrition Director
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not submit all needed information, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the primary wage earner or other adult household member who signs the application. The social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We may share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules. 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.
(STATE) The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin. Complaints of discrimination must be filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission, 51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051. If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, visit the Human Rights Commission website at https://www.maine.gov/mhrc/file/instructions and complete an intake questionnaire. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer. (Federal Statement Revised 1/3/2020)