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Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Information

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a new federal program under the USDA's National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. It allows schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students rather than collecting individual applications and limiting free and reduced-price lunches to income-eligible students.  School eligibility for CEP is based on data from other federal programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF).

Information for Parents:

New Jersey Household Information Survey for CEP schools:

Information for CEP Participating Schools and Districts:

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Archives of Previous Year CEP Information: