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Free/Reduced Meals Application

OnlineTo reduce errors and expedite the application process applications will be completed electronically. 
 
 
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 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR APPLICATIONS
AFTER JULY 1, 2020
 
 
UPCOMING 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR FREE/REDUCED APPLICATIONS
SUBMITTED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2020 WILL BE WITHDRAWN
 
  • Applications submitted July 1, 2019 - June 30,2020 are for the current 2019-2020 school year.
  • Any application submitted before July 1, 2020 will be withdrawn and a new application will need to be submitted for the upcoming school year.
  • Only applications submitted between July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 will be assessed for qualification for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.


 

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CHECK TO SEE IF 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, student's 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 on how to check 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.


DO YOU HAVE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY?

If you have any questions or need the application translated into another language other than English or Spanish, please see below.
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 

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.