National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Applications for free and reduced-price school meal benefits for the 2020-2021 school year are online at www.fcps.org/meals. Frederick County Public Schools encourages families to complete a meal benefits application regardless of whether students return to school in person or via distance learning. Eligibility for free or reduced-price meals through the national school breakfast and lunch programs is based on annual income eligibility guidelines shown in the chart, effective from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, with meals available to qualifying students attending any public school in Frederick County.

Household Size Free Meals Reduced-Price Meals
  Year Month Twice per month Every Two Weeks Week Year Month Twice per month Every Two Weeks Week
1 $16,588 $1,383 $692 $638 $319 $23,606 $1,968 $984 $908 $454
2 22,412 1,868 934 862 431 31,894 2,658 1,329 1,227 614
3 28,236 2,353 1,177 1,086 543 40,182 3,349 1,675 1,546 773
4 34,060 2,839 1,420 1,310 655 48,470 4,040 2,020 1,865 933
5 39,884 3,324 1,662 1,534 767 56,758 4,730 2,365 2,183 1,092
6 45,708 3,809 1,905 1,758 879 65,046 5,421 2,711 2,502 1,251
7 51,532 4,295 2,148 1,982 991 73,334 6,112 3,056 2,821 1,411
8 57,356 4,780 2,390 2,206 1,103 81,622 6,802 3,401 3,140 1,570
For each additional family member add... $5,824 $486 $243 $224 $112 $8,288 $691 $346 $319 $160

The school system will provide meals to all enrolled participants regardless of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin, with no discrimination in the course of meal service and access to facilities.

 


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:
  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry/national origin, color, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact: Equity Assurance and Compliance Officer,  Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration,  Maryland State Department of Education,  200 W. Baltimore Street - 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595, 410-767-0426 - voice, 410-767-0431 - fax, 410-333-6442 - TTY/TDD