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Free & Reduced Lunches

Free & Reduced Meal Application Information

Any questions concerning free/reduced applications?
Contact: Amy Williams @ 256-852-2557 ext 61703

Confidentiality: All information is confidential and will only be used for the meal program,
unless you request to release the information. Student computer accounts look identical to
cash paying students, so no one can tell what the status is of any student. We respect your privacy.

New Application Each Year: Online free and reduced meal applications are available online at: https://paypams.com/ApplyNowMadisonCountyK12

Applications are also available at the Madison County Schools central office after July 1st. Applications will be sent home with each child on the first day of school. A new application must be completed each school year to qualify for free or reduced meals. Your child's eligibility statue carries over to the new school year for the first 30 school days, allowing parents time to re-apply.

Only one application per household should be submitted and everyone living in the house must be included on the application.

Verification: Your eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. You may be asked to provide documentation to verify your income.

Notification: Please allow 10 working days to process your application. You will receive a notification letter from the Central Office Child Nutrition Program office of your eligibility status.

Direct Certification: If you receive a letter stating you are free DCRT for this school year, you are not required to fill out an application.

Foster: A foster child living in your home qualifies for free meals regardless of your income. You may include all foster children on same application as the rest of your household.

*One application per household.

Please complete: One application per family even if you have children attending different schools in our system.

1275 Jordan Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
852-2557 ext. 1703

An income application must have a signature and last four (4) digits of the social security number of the parent/guardian. We cannot process your application without this information.

New Students: New students will need to bring money for meals until their application is processed and approved.

Student Transfer: If a student transfers within the Madison County School System their eligibility will also transfer. A new application is not necessary.

Last Updated 07/06/2015

Questions or Comments regarding this webpage email Linda Tillman
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.