Exciting news from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)!
Montgomery County Public Schools is providing curbside meal service at 74 school sites. Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (double meals) and Friday (no meal service on Thursday). The district is increasing to a triple meal service on Fridays, beginning Sept. 18, to help address food insecurity for MCPS students over the weekend.
The USDA has granted waivers which again permit meal distribution to all youth 18 and under. MCPS students over 18 will need to provide a student id to pick up meals. Student names will be required for meal pick up. All sites are outside, and students must wear a facemask and practice physical/social distancing at meal pick up. Menu, allergen, nutrient and other information can be found at the website referenced above.
COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
Montgomery County has launched the second phase of its $20 million COVID-19 Rent Relief Program to provide financial assistance to eligible residents. The County’s Department of Health and Human Services will accept applications on a rolling basis while funds remain available.
Eligible renters must certify that they have income under 60 percent of the average median income, which is $65,529 for a family of three; that they lost income due to COVID-19; that they are rent-burdened and behind on rent; and that they have been a resident of Montgomery County since February 2020. Households may have formal or informal lease arrangements.
For more information, including details about program requirements and an online application, see the County’s COVID-19 website. Households can complete the online application or contact 311 for additional assistance.