Community Eligibility Provision: Title I, Budgeting, and Getting Buy-In

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2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

SNA and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) have partnered together to bring you a webinar focused on community eligibility. It’s that the time of year for school districts interested in the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal option that allows high-poverty schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, to start conversations with district administrators about implementation for the 2019-20 school year. Community eligibility reduces administrative burdens by eliminating the school meal application and increases participation because all students eat at no cost, making it a win-win for school districts and students alike.

Due to the loss of free and reduced-price data, school district administrators will want to know how community eligibility interacts with other education funding streams, such as Title I. Administrators will also want to know how school nutrition budget will be impacted by offering all meals at no cost.

Join this webinar to hear from policy experts from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as a school district that has gotten buy-in for implementation and is successfully operating community eligibility. FRAC will also share resources that are available to help school districts plan for community eligibility implementation.

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDNs/NDTRs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know basics of how Title I funding and community eligibility interact.
  2. Know tips and best practices for evaluating the financial viability of community eligibility.
  3. Know best practices for communicating to key stakeholders in the school to gain buy-in for community eligibility implementation.


Alison Maurice
Child Nutrition Policy Analyst
Food Research & Action Center
Washington D.C.

Debra Utting
Program Analyst

Lauren Couchois, RD, SNS
Director, Food & Nutrition Services
The School District of Lee County

Todd Stephenson
Management and Program Analyst

Earning CEUs

CEUs: 1.00
Key Area 3: Administration
Key Topic 3130: Community Eligibility

CPEUs for RDNs and NDTRs

Performance Indicators
13.3.5 Identifies opportunities to maintain and increase revenue.
13.3.7 Demonstrates understanding of payment and reimbursement models and their financial impact.

Learning Needs Codes:
8110: School foodservice

CPEUs: 1.00
CPE Level: 2
SNA CDR Provider Number: AM007

Please note that you have the option to submit an evaluation on the quality of this directly to the Commission of Dietetic Registration. Email contact:

SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post-webinar quiz.

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