• Free & Reduced
  • lunch1 GCISD participates in both the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch program, which are federally funded. These programs make nutritious meals available for free or at a reduced price to eligible students. Paper applications must be submitted with original signatures. Faxes or copies of the application cannot be accepted.
     
    You may also apply online or download the application (English / Spanish) and return completed copies to the Nutrition Services staff.
     
    Mail or deliver your completed application to:
    GCISD Nutrition Services
    5800 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 108A
    Colleyville, TX 76034
     If you need assistance or have questions, please call 817-251-5617.
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.

    Application forms are available to all households online at 
    www.schoolunchapp.com.  To apply for free and reduced-price meals, households must fill out the application and submit it online.  Pre-printed applications are available at each school campus or can be printed from the online site.  Printed applications must be returned to the school or Nutrition Services Office for processing.   Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year.  The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data.   Applications may be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.

    Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits

    The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

    Income


    1.     
    Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels

    Categorical or Automatic Eligibility


    2.     
    Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

    Program Participant


    3.     
    Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster

    4.     
    Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start

    Income Eligibility

    For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Nutrition Services Office, Bookkeeper/Free and Reduced Processor, 5800 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX 76034.  Those individuals filling out the application will need to provide the following information:

    1.     
    Names of all household members

    2.     
    Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member

    3.     
    Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for “I do not have a Social Security number”

    4.     
    Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct

    Categorical or Program Eligibility

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
     is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible.  The Nutrition Services Office will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and feels it should have should contact Nutrition Services at 817-251-5617.

    Any household that wishes to decline benefits should contact Nutrition Services at 817-251-5617.

    Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by the school officials at any time during the school year.


    Determining Eligibility

    Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the Nutrition Services Office
     will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Paula Barbaroux, Chief Operations Officer, 3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76051, 
    817-251-5560.


    Unexpected Circumstances

    If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

    Income Eligibility Guidelines for Determining Free and Reduced Price Benefits

    Effective from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

     
     
     
     
    These guidelines are based on 130% (free) and 185% (reduced) of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective July 1, 2017– June 30, 2018.

     

    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: (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 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


     
     
      
    Free Reduced Apply Online

  • Nondiscrimination Statement:

    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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Last Modified on August 22, 2017