Free & Reduced-Price Meals Frequently Asked Questions
To qualify for meal benefits, a parent/guardian must complete a meal benefits application.
Please only complete one application per household.
How can you qualify for free and reduced-price meals?
- Online: Applications may be completed online at https://mealbenefits.ccisd.net. Please use the following link for detailed instructions on completing the online application: How to Apply Online.
- Direct Certification: The State agency will notify CCISD of students who qualify based on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Benefits are updated monthly.
- Homeless: Please contact your child’s school for further details.
How long does the free or reduced-price eligibility last?
Eligibility lasts the entire school year the application was processed in and carried over for the first 30 school days of the new school year. Once a new application for the new school year is processed, the carryover days stop and the new benefits will begin.
Do you have to submit a new application every year?
Yes. Students who participated in the Free & Reduced-Price Meal Program in Clear Creek ISD during the previous school year will continue to receive the same benefits for the first thirty (30) school days of the new school year or until a new application has been processed. After the first thirty (30) school days, if a new application has not been received & processed, the student will return to full-pay status.
When can you apply for benefits?
The online application is available at the beginning of August.
Will families get reimbursed for charged meals when a student qualifies for free or reduced-price meals?
No. The family is responsible for any charges made before meal benefits are approved.