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Application for Educational Benefits Introduction

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

Instrucciones para completar la aplicación para almuerzos gratis o precio reducido en línea: http://www.schoollunchapp.com
Barashada Buuxinta Arjiga Qadada Lacag La’aanta ah ama Qiimaheeda Interneetka: http://www.schoollunchapp.com
The online Application for Educational Benefits at www.schoollunchapp.com is available in English and Spanish. Additionally families can print applications in any language from this website. Please contact the Food & Nutrition Services Department at 952-707-2051 if you have questions or need assistance.

Is this for me?

YES. We are asking every family to complete an Application for Educational Benefits OR fill out the waiver letting us know that they've chosen not to do so.

Yes, I want to apply

You can see the qualification criteria below. If you aren't sure if you qualify, it's OK to apply and find out.

Note: Parents/guardians are responsible for all meal purchases prior to the official date of determination of benefits. Funds must be in a student’s meal account to purchase meals.

No thanks, I want to complete the waiver

Note: If your family circumstances change, you can always complete the application later.

Why?

The benefit for you: If your family qualifies, your students can receive free or reduced-price meals and possibly other benefits, including discounts for participation in athletics, band and other activities. 

The benefit for schools: Some school funding is based on number of students who qualify for benefits. So by filling out an application, you are helping to ensure every school in District 191 gets all the funding it deserves.

What if I already received a certification of eligibility?

If you already received letter from the District 191 Food & Nutrition Services Department certifying your eligibility for benefits, please click on the "Waiver" button below and enter that information there.

Qualification Criteria

Complete an application if any of the following apply to your household:

  • Any member of the household currently participates in any of these three programs: Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR); or
  • The household includes one or more foster children (a welfare agency or court has legal responsibility for the child). or
  • Total household income (gross earnings, not take-home pay) is within the guidelines below (effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018):

Yes, I want to apply

Note: Parents/guardians are responsible for all meal purchases prior to the official date of determination of benefits. Funds must be in a student’s meal account to purchase meals.

No thanks, I want to complete the waiver

Note: If your family circumstances change, you can always complete the application later.