Income Eligibility Guidelines

Important Information P-EBT Benefits

To gain P-EBT eligibility, households that experienced decreased income may apply for free or reduced-price meals at the schools their children attend. Alabama schools will accept National School Lunch Program (NSLP) applications from July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021 for families that opt to apply for free or reduced priced meals, during an open enrollment process.

f you didn’t receive a P-EBT card and think you’re eligible, DHR says to call 1-800-410-5827 or email

More information about CNP Meal Benefits and P-EBT 2021-2022

2021-2022 Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced Meals

2021-2022 Pautas de Elegibilidad

CNP Meal Benefits Application for 2021-22 (online)

English- Apply Now Spanish- Apply Now

2021-2022 Printable Forms and Instructions (PDF format)

If you are choosing to use the printable forms, print the application below, fill in all applicable areas and return the completed application to your child’s school’s CNP manager.

Paper Application Form (English) MUST BE PRINTED USING COLOR PRINTER

Paper Application Form (Spanish) MUST BE PRINTED USING COLOR PRINTER

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