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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) gives eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high percentages of low-income children the option to offer free school meals to all children in those schools without collecting applications. Under this provision, eligible LEAs and schools elect to provide meals to all students and are reimbursed by the federal government through a formula using the percentage of identified students that is, students certified for free school meals without an application due to their enrollment in designated assistance programs multiplied by a factor of 1.6.
Below are some resources to help you determine whether CEP may be a good option for your school. Additional materials are forthcoming.

CEP Training

 Visit the SNPtraining center to view available trainings on this topic.

CEP Application

CEP Renewal

CEP Renewal Letter - Coming Soon
CEP Renewal Form - Coming Soon

CEP Sponsor Eligibility Lists

2017-2018 CEP Annual Notification of Schools - Coming Soon
“Notification data is for informational purposes and does not confer eligibility. Proxy data are not fully  reflective of the number of identified students.”
2017-2018 CEP Annual Notification of Local Educational Agencies (LEA)
    Proxy data are not fully reflective of the number of identified students.
2017-2018 List of Approved CEP Sponsors - Coming Soon

Resources for Oregon Sponsors

CEP Sample Letter to Households English Spanish
 Household Income Survey:
    English   English (Fillable)
    Spanish  Spanish (Fillable) 
    Russian  Russian (Fillable)
2015-16 Statewide Lunch Counts - To be used in financial calculator
2015-16 Statewide Breakfast Counts - To be used in financial calculator
CEP Worksheet:

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