School Year 2022-2023 CEP Application:
The deadline for SY 22-23 CEP election is passed.
School Year 2023-2024 CEP Application:
The Online CEP Evaluation and Application Module is available to all sponsors. The module began accepting CEP applications for SY 23-24 on April 1, 2023. The deadline for CEP application submission is traditionally June 30, 2023.
Step One of the CEP application process is to secure an enrollment file, ensuring that all NSLP/SBP students are included in the template format below. ISBE team members are available for technical assistance if needed. Contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 545-7892.
Quick Reference Guide
"SY 22-23 CEP for Illinois Schools - Overview and Application Process" Webinar
This webinar and presentation will remain posted, for schools wishing to use the CEP evaluation portion of the module. A SY 23-24 webinar will be announced in March 2023.
Sample Template File
CSV file extension is supported
First Name is required (Cannot exceed 30 characters)
Middle Name is
not required (Cannot exceed 30 characters)
Last Name is required (Cannot exceed 30 characters)
Birth date is required (Cannot be a future date)
Gender is required (Must be M or F)
ISBE WINS Site number is required
Student Id is
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.