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Student Success Act (SSA)

Studeent Success Act. Fueling Students for success 

School Nutrition Programs – National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program – are included in the 2019 Oregon Student Success Act under Statewide Education Initiatives Account. The purpose of the funding is to expand participation in the school breakfast and lunch programs in public schools and public Charter schools. This will be accomplished in two ways; (1) serving breakfast after the bell in schools with 70% or greater free and reduced-price eligible students; (2) offering meals at no charge through either the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or the state-supported income guidelines up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

CEP Incentive

Community Eligibility Provision Incentive (CEPI) Reimbursement Program provides additional financial support to schools operating CEP but who fall below the identified student percentage of 56.25% so that they would receive reimbursement of 90% of meals at the federal free rate.

Special Provisions page: This page has more information on the CEP Incentive Reimbursement Program (CEPI).


Breakfast after the Bell Equipment Grant

Breakfast After the Bell is a requirement for certain schools if 70% or more of the students are eligible for federal free or reduced price meals. Because of the Student Success Act, there is grant funding available to support Breakfast After the Bell Implementation.

Breakfast after the Bell: This link provides resources including exception information and Equipment Grant opportunity for Breakfast after the Bell. 

Oregon EIG

Oregon EIG supports students who do not qualify for free and reduced meal benefits using federal income guidelines. It provides meal benefits to households with incomes above 185% but not exceeding 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Oregon EIG also expands reimbursement rates for schools participating in Provision 2 by supplementing the reimbursement for the paid student percentage.

Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines Chart 2022-2023



For additional information or questions, contact the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs by
Email: ODE School Nutrition or Phone: 503-947-5894.