Fort Dodge Community School District

P-EBT Parent FAQ

Free/Reduced Meals

While the District will be offering no cost meals to all students during the 21-22 school year, the free and reduced meal application is needed by the District to determine families who qualify for fee waivers, for the P-EBT program and for Federal funding and Title 1 services for our students. If your family normally completes the free and reduced application, please ensure you complete it in one of the following ways beginning July 1, 2021:

  1. Use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on Application/forms, follow the steps to process your Free & Reduced Application online and sign electronically. These instructions walk through the process. 

  2. Applications are linked below. The application will need to be printed, signed and returned to the Central Administration Office, 10 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, 50501, for approval.

  3. A hard copy of the Free and Reduced Meal application can be picked up at the Central Administration Office, 109 North 25th Street, Fort Dodge.  Please contact the Food Service Department at 515-574-5677 or uroberts@fdschools.org to have a paper copy mailed to your address.

2021-22 Free and Reduced Meal Application

2021-22 Free and Reduced FAQs This document includes the eligibility guidelines. 

If you have other questions or need help, call 515-574-5677.

Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement:  It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website:  https://icrc.iowa.gov /.

USDA 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, 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:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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