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Community Eligibility Program

Community Eligibility Program 2022-08-26T15:32:36-06:00

Overview

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Eligibility Notice

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CEP Eligibility Notice SY 2017-2018

CEP Eligibility Notice SY 2018-2019

CEP Eligibility Notice SY 2019-2020

CEP Eligibility Notice SY 2020-2021

CEP Eligibility Notice SY 2021-2022

CEP Eligibility Notice SY 2022-2023

Resources

CEP Schools SY22-23

C100 – Procedures for SFAs – USDA CEP Handbook & Guidance

C102 – Procedures for SFAs – CEP – Link to Webinar – Community Eligibility Basics (CEP)

C103 – Procedures for SFAs – CEP One Page Factsheet from USDA

C104 – Procedures for SFAs – CEP Basics

C105 – Procedures for SFAs – CEP – Link to Webinar – Admin Reviews for Schools and Districts

NMPED CEP Guidelines SY23-26

E601 – Prototype Sample for SFA – Household Notice for Free Meals CEP or P2 SY22-23

E601s – Prototype Sample for SFA – Household Notice for Free Meals CEP or P2 SY22-23 spanish

E602 – Prototype Sample for SFA – Media Release for Free Meals CEP or P2 SY22-23

E602s – Prototype Sample for SFA – Media Release for Free Meals CEP or P2 SY22-23 spanish

USDA – CEP Estimator Tool

USDA Community Eligibility Program Q&A Memorandum

Annual Notification of CEP Eligibiliy Memo SY21-22

USDA CEP-LEA-ISP Worksheet

USDA Community Eligibility Program Guidance Memo

USDA Community Eligibility Program Notification

Page last updated August 26, 2022