2021-2022 Community Eligible Schools (C.E.P. Schools)
The following schools are participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (C.E.P.) program for the 2021-2022 School Year. The CEP program is part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs which allows schools with a higher percentage of low income families access to free healthy breakfasts and lunches at no charge for a complete meal with no meal application required. All enrolled students at the schools listed below are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no cost every day of the 2021-2022 school year. Students at these schools may participate without having to pay a fee for the first complete meal or submit a meal application. This program includes a one full breakfast and one full lunch and does not cover a la carte items such as a la carte milk purchased alone to be served with a packed lunch.
Who should and should not file a meal application?
- Families that have a mix of students attending CEP and Non-CEP schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (see participating schools tab) should still fill out an application for meal benefits if there is an economic need.
- For families that have ASD students that ALL attend CEP schools, please do not file a meal application.
- CEP students that move to a Non-CEP school should file a meal application within 30 days of moving to their new school. Questions about this may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
CEP Schools: Click on your school to download your CEP letter
What do I need to know in the 2021-2022 school year if I need to file an application due to a mix of CEP and Non-CEP students, or if my child moves to a Non CEP school that participates in the National School Lunch Program?
- Status is not required to receive the first complete meal at no charge at participating schools shown on the National School Lunch Programs Schools tab for the 21-22 school year only.
- Unless a school is listed on the CEP list above, other participating National Lunch Program schools may or may not offer a breakfast program (see the Breakfast matters tab for more information)
- Some participating National Lunch Program schools have a delayed start into October and may be offering alternative service that does not include breakfast or a hot lunch
- We recommend the meal application if students change from a CEP school to a Non-CEP, or a consists of a mix of CEP and Non-CEP school students within the National School Lunch Program School if there is economic need. The free and reduced status is also linked to the first 30 days of eligiblity in the 22-23 school year, potential future benefits for families, supplemental student nutrition programs such as Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grants, After School Meal Program Eligibility, and Summer Feeding Program Eligibility for National School Lunch Program Schools. Aggregate data is also used for nutrition funding such as equipment grants for refrigeration, school level grants for educational programs and other district funding.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.