NCS Child Nutrition participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs sponsored by the USDA. Breakfast and lunch are available at no cost to qualifying students.
DIRECT CERTIFICATION (DC)
Students may be directly certified (DC) when they receive certain federal benefits, including:
- SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
- K-TAP (Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program)
If your student has been identified as DC, you will receive a letter from NCS letting you know that the state has automatically approved your child for benefits.
If your child is not DC, please look below for details on the different assistance programs.
NON CEP SCHOOLS:
For students attending Bloomfield Middle School, Cox’s Creek Elementary School, Nelson County High School and Thomas Nelson High School, a free and reduced income application must be submitted to determine a student’s eligibility for free or reduced priced meals.
For your convenience, these applications are available online! Completing an application online is easier, more secure and produces faster results.
A new application must be submitted every year
If your student attended a CEP school and now attends a non-CEP school, they have a 30 day grace period before they are automatically transferred to paid status. Avoid this by completing a Free and Reduced Application before the grace period ends.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION (CEP) SCHOOLS:
Bloomfield Elementary School, Boston School, Foster Heights Elementary School, Nelson County Early Learning Center (Pre-K enrolled students), New Haven School, Old Kentucky Home Middle School, and The Academy, will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2019-2020 school year. Students enrolled at any of these schools will receive free breakfast and lunch!
CLICK HERE to submit a 2019-2020 Educational Benefits Form
2019-2020 CEP Media Release
2019-2020 Free and Reduced Price Meals Media Release