Community Eligibility Provision: Annual Notification and Publication Requirements


April 10, 2014 - New guidance on the annual notification process under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) was released by USDA. State agencies are required to notify Local Educational Agencies (LEA) and schools of eligibility for CEP and provide the procedures for interested and eligible LEA’s to participate. Lists of LEAs and schools receiving notifications must be published on State agency websites and submitted to Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for publication by May 1st of each year. State agencies must provide LEAs with districtwide eligibility information and collect school level information by April 15th of each year. This deadline is intended to provide State agencies adequate time to obtain necessary data for the May 1st publication deadline. The USDA policy memo and more detailed guidance can be found here.

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