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Free/Reduced Meals Application

OnlineTo reduce errors and expedite the application process applications will be completed electronically. 
Eligibility, Instructions, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are below.
 
Applications need to be submitted via your parent Aspire account.
An English and Spanish version is available.
If you need access to a computer to complete an application,
computers are available at the District office, Child Nutrition office, and local libraries.
 
 
SUBMIT 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Free/Reduced Meal Applications Today!
 
Only applications submitted between July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022,
will be assessed for qualification for this school year.

 

For application questions, contact the Child Nutrition office

at cnp@tooeleschools.org. or (435) 833-1920, press #1.

 

 


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DOES YOUR STUDENT QUALIFY FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS?

Eligibility Guidelines
The below Income Eligibility Guidelines chart will help you see if you qualify for Free/Reduced meals based on income. 
  • Be sure to count all people who live in your household whether or not they are school age.
  • Free/Reduced status will be retroactive to the date you submitted the application.
  • If you don't qualify at this time but will in the future, apply at that time.
  • If you qualify for reduced and your situation *changes, check if you will qualify for free.

Pin*Did your situation change?
If your income eligibility changes this could improve your qualification status. For instance, students who qualify for reduced meals now may be able to qualify for free in the future if you've added to your family or the household income decreases. You MUST submit an updated application in order for the change to occur.

Receiving State Assistance?
ATTENTION - before you apply! 
If any members in your household are receiving State assistance (SNAP/food stamps, TANF, Medicaid, Foster students), please call the CNP (Child Nutrition Program) office before completing an application.
 
 

HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS

  • Go to your parent Aspire account - hint, you used this to register your student(s)
help  If you need help with your login, please contact the school secretary.
  • Log into your parent account.
    Box(es) will appear for each student you have registered.
    Click on a box (any will do as long as the student is not attending a local Charter school).
    Click on Free/Reduced Meal Application Button (on the right side).
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  • You will only be able to submit the application if it is fully completed.
  • Only submitted applications can be reviewed for qualification.
  • Be sure to count all people who live in your household whether or not they are school age.
  • Free/Reduced status will be retroactive to the date the application was submitted.
  • See below for how to check the application status.


HOW TO CHECK APPLICATION STATUS

Applications will be reviewed after submission. The review process can take up to (10) business days. Please follow the below steps to check status:
  • Check the Aspire website where you applied
  • Click on Free/Reduced Meal Application
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  • Takes you to the "My Applications" status page

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Exc PointThis area will show your current status. Please allow (10) business days. Check regularly within that time. Also, during this time, a qualification status letter will be mailed to the address provided on your application.
helpIf the status shows "New" this means your application is still under review.


DO YOU HAVE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY?

If you have any questions or need the application translated into another language other than English or Spanish:
To ensure households comprised of LEP (Limited English Proficiency) individuals have access to free and reduced-price application materials in a language they can understand, translated application materials are available through FNP (Food & Nutrition Services). These materials, available in 49 languages, may be viewed and downloaded at: 
https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/translated-applications 

Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information requested in order to verify your children's eligibility for free and reduced-price meals. If you do not provide the information or provide incomplete information, your children may no longer receive free or reduced-price meals. 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.
 

Child Nutrition Office

76 South 1000 West

Tooele, UT 84074

435-833-1920 

 

Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

During School Hours:

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

This institute is an equal opportunity provider.

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.