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CEP is an alternative to collecting, approving, and verifying household eligibility applications for free and reduced price eligible​ students in high poverty local educational agencies (LEAs) for schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.​

 Application Process

School Year 2018-19 Application:

Applications for the Community Eligibility Provision for School Year 2018-19 were due June 30, 2018. No applications may be submitted at this time.

School Year 2019-20 Application:

LEAs may apply for CEP for SY 2019-20 beginning April 1, 2019. An online application process via WINS will be implemented and instructions will be posted near this time.

For any school electing CEP for the first time, it is highly recommended that you complete the CEP evaluation worksheets below to ensure that election to CEP is financially feasible for your school/district.​​​

 Evaluation Worksheets


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