Free & Reduced Meals
Free & Reduced Meals Application
Lackland ISD students will receive free lunch and breakfast meals through the end of the 2021- 2022 school year with special funding authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Importance of submitting Free and Reduced Applications: Even though all students will receive free meal benefits for the 2021-2022 school year, families are encouraged to complete a free and reduced application since it will benefit the school and qualify eligible students for potential P-EBT benefits and free meals during next year’s 30-day carry over period.
The information collected from the Free and Reduced Program is used to establish other federal funding rates such as the E-Rate program used for technology.
Free and reduced applications will be provided at the start of the school year and will be available at the front office or the cafeteria throughout the school year.
You may also submit an online application at: www.mealappnow.com/manlac
FREE AND REDUCED FORMS: (Being updated)
Exclusion of Military Privatized Housing & Combat Pay
A recent policy memorandum from USDA provides information on implementation of the exclusion of military combat pay from income eligibility determinations for free and reduced priced meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. As set forth in the statute, combat pay is defined as an additional payment made under Chapter 5 of Title 37 of the United States Code, which is received by a household member who is deployed to a designated combat zone.
Combat Pay is excluded if it is:
- Received in addition to the service member’s basic pay
- Received as a result of the service member’s deployment to or service in an area that has been designated as a combat zone
- Not received by the service member prior to his/her deployment to or service in the designated combat zone
A combat zone is any area that the President of the United States designates by Executive Order as an area in which the U.S. Armed forces are engaging or have engaged in combat. As with other types of income commonly received by military personnel (such as the Basic Allowance for Housing or Basic Allowance for Subsistence payments), combat pay received by the service member is normally reflected in the entitlements column of the military Leave and Earnings (LES) statement. Deployed service members are considered members of the household for purposes of determining income eligibility for the Child Nutrition Programs.
Military Privatized Housing: If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance (BHA) as income. All other allowances must be added in your gross income.