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Free & Reduced Meal Benefits for Children of Furloughed Federal Employees

Furloughed employees are eligible to apply for free or reduced meal benefits during their furlough period. A meal application must include the income of all household members. During the furlough period, meal benefits will be approved based on the information provided on the completed Free and Reduced Application. An electronic application is available by clicking the following link:

Workers granted meal benefits during their furlough period are asked to terminate their free/reduced price status should the economic hardship they anticipated due to the furlough be remedied by a return to work and/or restoration of pay for the furlough period.

In addition, families should be made aware that if they are selected for verification during the school year, they will be required to produce documentation of actual income for the application month.

For further information contact Wayne Krueger, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services.