Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended the National School Lunch Act to provide an alternative to household eligibility applications for free and reduced price meals in high poverty local educational agencies (LEAs) (or districts) and schools.  The overall purpose of the CEP is to improve access to nutritious meals for students in high poverty areas by providing meals to all students “at no cost” to the students. 

CEP Regulation/Guidance     

CEP Worksheets   

Continuing Education Resources

Additional CEP Information & Data