Completing the Application
Your child’s school offers nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day through National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs; most schools also offer a snack or supper to students attending afterschool programming. The DCPS Free and Reduced-meal (FARM) application supports DCPS Food and Nutrition Services providing students with high-quality meals through federal meal reimbursement.
Please complete a FARM application if your child attends a NON-CEP school, even if you decline the service. A list of CEP schools can be found here.
You can complete an application either online or through a paper application. For fastest processing, please complete online application.
Please complete a FARM application if your child attends a NON-CEP school, even if you decline the service.
To access the paper application [PDF], please reference below documents. To submit your paper application, please deliver to a NON-CEP DCPS school, email to [email protected], or print and mail or fax to:
Food & Nutrition Services
Attn: Nadine James
1200 First Street, NE 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Fax: (202) 727-2512
Please complete one application for all students that attend DCPS in your household every school year, even if they attend different DCPS schools. Families with students only enrolled in Charter Schools do not need to complete a FARM application, please contact your school directly.
Pandemic-EBT (updated 6/1/21)
For all questions related to the DC Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program please visit the P-EBT webpage or call the DC P-EBT call center at 1-877-4DC-PEBT. Families should contact their school to make sure their current mailing address is on file, including apartment number if applicable. We encourage families with children who do not attend a CEP school to complete the FARM application as soon as possible to ensur maximum P-EBT benefits are received.
FARM Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available now! We are happy to help answer any questions by email at [email protected], or by phone at (202) 299-2159.
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