The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in low income areas instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced-price meals. The CEP allows schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer all students free, nutritious school meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The CEP uses information from other programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) instead of traditional paper applications.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY NOTIFICATIONS
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION