Meal Applications

School City of Hammond is CEP District-Wide!

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We are pleased to inform you that School City of Hammond schools will continue to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2020-2021 school year.

What does this mean for meal service for you and your children attending a School City of Hammond school? 

Great news for you and your students!  All enrolled students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.


The CEP Provision pertains only to meals ONLY and does not extend to other educational benefits. Some examples of other educational benefits may include:

  • test/exam fee reduction or waiver;
  • and curricular materials (textbook rental) assistance.

All students must pay curricular material (textbook) fees unless you have been notified in writing that your child has been approved for free curricular materials (textbooks) for the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of the application for curricular material assistance and other assistance is to determine a child’s eligibility for curricular material assistance.

SCH families can apply for Textbook Rental Assistance (& Other Educational Benefits) as part of SCH's online registration for the 2020-2021 school year.  There will not be any paper applications this year - families can reach out to us if they require assistance completing an application.

Click here
for an FAQ from the Indiana Department of Education on the Textbook Assistance & Other Educational Benefits Application 


Children in households receiving SNAP (Food Stamps) or TANF benefits, and foster children who are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court. Also, if your household‘s gross
income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart your children may receive free educational benefits.



For Textbook Application Other Educational Benefits Eligibility Guidelines CLICK HERE