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The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts that predominantly serve low-income children. CEP allows qualifying schools to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students without collecting traditional paper applications.

CEP Benefits

  • All students have access to free breakfast and lunch

  • Potential increase in participation for lunch and breakfast

  • Household applications for free and reduced-price meals are eliminated

  • No verification is required

The notification deadline for CEP participation (for new or returning schools and LEAs) for the following school year is June 30.