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School Meals and  Summer EBT Application

School Food Authorities (SFAs) are required to distribute Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application packets to all households in the district on or around the beginning of the school year, but not before July 1.


Application Prototypes

MDE Prototype School Meals and Summer EBT Application

USDA Prototype Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Family Application

USDA Translated Free and Reduced-Price Applications

Required materials that must be provided to households:

Frequently Asked Questions About School Meals and Summer EBT 

How to Apply for School Meals and Summer EBT

Approval-Disapproval Letter to Households

Optional application-related materials that may be provided to households:

Sharing Information With Other Programs


Critical Information for the Application for School Meals and Summer EBT

Income Eligibility Guidelines for Use in Schools

Eligibility Manual for School Meals