Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in low-income areas instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced-price meals. The CEP allows schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The CEP uses information from other programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families instead of traditional paper applications. 

2017–2018 CEP Eligible/Nearly Eligible Report

The United States Department of Agriculture requires the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to annually publish a list and notify all LEAs that are eligible or nearly eligible to participate district wide and by school in the CEP.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Annual Notification of Local Educational Agencies (LEA) [ Microsoft Excel Document 245.69 KB ]

Outreach Materials

Print a flyer to distribute to families [ Adobe PDF Document 2.18 MB ]

Download a banner to add to your school's website. To download, right-click on the image and go to "Save image as" and choose the location you would like to save to.

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CEP Web Banner

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