Translated Applications

Last Published: 08/19/2016

This page features foreign language translations of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals for SY2016-2017. They are provided by USDA as a template to assist State and local agencies in serving households where English is not spoken as a primary language. Households may also download these resources directly to be filled out and submitted to their local school district.

In addition to the application form, each translated packet also includes application instructions, a parent letter/FAQ. We also provide a packet of communications documents to be used by State and local agencies for information sharing requests, income verification, and benefit issuance notices to households. State and local agencies responsible for administering the school meal programs may use these materials in their current form, or may adapt them as needed.

Additionally, an "I Speak" resource document is available to help identify the primary language of non-English speakers. It uses a short phrase in each of the 49 languages that an applicant can check to indicate the language they speak. "I Speak" can help Local Educational Agencies select the appropriate translation as well as ensure consistent and effective interaction with applicants who have limited English proficiency.

Albanian

Amharic

Arabic

Armenian

Bengali

Bosnian

Burmese

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditional)

Croatian

Farsi

French

French Creole

Greek

Gujarati

Haitian Creole

Hindi

Hmong

Igbo

Ilokano

Italian

Iu Mien

Jamaican Creole

Japanese

Karen

Khmer

Korean

Kru

Kurdish

Laotian

Nepali

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Romanian

Russian

Samoan

Serbian

Somali

Sudanese

Spanish

Tagalog

Thai

Tigrinya

Ukranian

Urdu

Vietnamese

Yiddish

Yoruba