Free and Reduced

Gretna Public School District is participating in the USDA’s waiver which allows schools to operate the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for School Year 2021-2022. 


What this means for you:

Your student will receive meals at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year.


Please complete the enclosed income eligibility application.  Although your student will be receiving meals at no cost, completion of the application is important for the following reasons:


  • P-EBT Benefits:  Households may be eligible for Pandemic-EBT benefits through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. P-EBT benefits are based in part on eligibility for Free and Reduced-Price meals. 

  • Fee Waivers and Health Insurance:  Student Free and Reduced-Price meal eligibility can be shared with other programs (with parental consent) for the purposes of fee waivers, scholarships, Medicaid and SCHIP. 

  • School Benefits:  Your school receives State and local funding based on the number of students eligible for Free and Reduced-Price meals.

Important:  Your student(s) will continue to receive meals at no cost for the 2021-22 school year regardless of the eligibility determination of your household’s SY2021-22 application.


If you have received a direct certification letter after July 1, 2021, notifying you that you have qualified for free lunches, you will NOT need to fill out a new application. 

Letter to Households 2021-2022

Free and Reduced Application 2021-2022