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DVUSD Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Open for 2022-23- Complete the Application Online Today!

The 2022-2023 school year is almost here and we are pleased to announce that free and reduced meal applications are now available online. Please note two important changes from the past two years, the USDA: 1) Will no longer provide funding for free meals for all students and, 2) Is offering a one-time Summer P-EBT payment only to students who were both certified to receive free or reduced meals and were enrolled in a DVUSD school offering a NSLP program during May 2022.  Please consider submitting a meal application now before the “back to school rush” begins and to best assure seamless meal support.

Applying for free and reduced meals has never been easier:

 

  • Only one application per household is required for families with multiple students enrolled in the district
  • On-line applications offer the quickest processing time: EZMealApp.com
  • Hardcopy applications will soon be available on the F&N Website, at the District and F&N Offices, and at your home school.

 

Why should I apply?  Students who are approved for free or reduced-price meals may also be eligible for other programs such as:

 

  • Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT),
  • Reduced registration fees for academic tests and college applications,
  • Free or discounted fees for athletic programs and,
  • Discounted rates for internet service
  • Additionally, your student’s school may become eligible for additional funding for crucial resources - such as tutoring, instructional assistants, academic and behavior programs and social workers.

 

If you have any questions, please call 623-445-5166. 

Sincerely,
Joan Chiarello
Director,  DVUSD Food & Nutrition


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

 

  1. mail:
    S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.