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Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARM)

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Free And Reduced-price Meal (FARM) Application

DCPS offers nutritious, appetizing breakfasts and lunches each school day and most schools also offer a light supper or snack to students attending DCPS after school programming.  School breakfast, after school snack, and after school supper are free for all students.  DCPS lunches are $2.70 for elementary students and $3.20 for secondary students.

All DCPS students whose household’s gross income is within the free or reduced limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, or students in households receiving benefits from SNAP, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or TANF are eligible to receive free lunch meals. In order to receive these free lunch meals, DCPS requires a Free And Reduced-price Meal (FARM) Application. One FARM application should be completed for all students in a household, even if the students attend different DCPS schools.
Applications for SY 17 - 18 must reflect income as of July 1, 2017.

All DCPS students will carry their previous school year meal payment status with them through September of that year.  As of October 1, however, all students attending non-Community Eligibity Provision (CEP) Schools that have not submitted an application will automatically be required to pay for lunch meals. 

USDA Notice of Non-Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected].

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC Law 2-38; DC Official Code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) States the following:

Pertinent section of DC Code § 2-1402.11: It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-3545.

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