FAMILY RESOURCES

 

Breakfast & Lunch Options

Families are urged to complete the  Free and Reduced Lunch Application  each year when it opens on July 1st. Qualifying for free or reduced lunch also provides a discount when purchasing uniforms on on-campus uniform sale dates.

 

Family Empowerment Scholarship

The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) Program is one of Florida’s greatest victories for low-income and working-class families, and it is the first of its kind to extend support to middle-income families. Following the 2019 Legislative Session, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 7070, which creates the FES Program and provides 18,000 students life-changing education opportunities for academic and career success.

The FES Program will provide an educational lifeline to students waiting for an opportunity to find the school that will best work for them and puts more parents in the driver’s seat to determine the best educational environments for their children.

If you have any questions regarding the FES Program or any Title I programs, please visit the FLDOE FES webpage or contact us as listed below: 

Tammy Bresnahan
Grants Manager
tbresnah@fau.edu
561.297.3204

 

Support for Families Experiencing Homelessness

The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless.

If, due to a loss of housing, a child must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then he/she is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act.

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.