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Eligibility Forms

California launched the Universal School Meals Program, providing all public school students in the state free school lunches.

The free and reduced program provides so much more than just meals for students. As you can see in the graphic below, there are many programs that are enhanced by the free and reduced program. However, funding is based on qualifying applications that have been submitted by Dry Creek families. Without submissions, our schools are at risk of losing millions in funding and in jeopardy of having to reduce capacity in essential programs and services.  Please take a moment to fill out an online Household Eligibility Form today. 

more than meals

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine your child’s eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits. Families will need to submit a separate application to the high school if they have a student enrolled there.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, foster children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses.  The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes – this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

  • If you do not wish to do the online application, you may download the application, complete and return to your child’s school.
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If you wish to turn in a hard copy of the application vs. apply online, simply download the application (see column/box on right of screen), complete and return to your child's school.

Funding more than just meals

School Funding

Every student who is under a certain income, learning English, or in foster care generates 20% more funding. In districts where at least 55% of students are high-need, they receive even more funding. The dollars generated by high-need students are spent to increase or improve services for low-income students, English learners and foster youth. Even if your child doesn't plan to eat school lunches, it is important to fill out the free/reduced priced meal program application to ensure our schools and families receive the available resources.  

Nondiscrimination statement

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 by clicking this link, 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:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Eligibility Forms By School

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Barrett Ranch Elementary and Antelope Crossing Middle School have been awarded CEP status by the State. For more information about the CEP program, and our schools' eligibility, please read this press release.