Community Eligibility Provision for Schools (CEP)
Starting with the school year 2014-2015 some Iowa schools will have a new reimbursement option for the National School Lunch Program: Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP schools use data of student numbers that qualify for free meals by direct certification or categorical eligibility instead of income applications.
The LEAs listed on this table qualify or nearly qualify for Community Eligibility Provision based on the Verification Summary Report.
CEP 2014 Notification of Qualified LEA's
The schools listed on this table qualify or nearly qualify for community Eligibility Provision based on school-reported data.
CEP 2014 Notification of Qualified Schools
DE Community Eligibility Guidance - Describes the necessary levels to qualify and how to handle the data gaps created without Meal Eligibility applications.
Community Eligibility Guidance
Decision Tree for CEP – A step by step process to see if CEP is right for your building(s).
Calculator – Fill in the yellow blocks with your usual numbers for a claim month to see the difference in reimbursement between the traditional and CEP method of claiming. Since many CEP buildings see an increase in the number of meals when they are offered at no charge, you can also include figures to include that in your calculations. Some examples are included on the tabs behind the blank calculator.
Household Survey Template – This survey document can be provided to families to gather the economic data needed for non-food service programs in the district.
Household survey key – This chart is not for distribution but allows the LEA staff person processing the returned surveys into a full waiver and partial waiver categories for non-food service program and reporting use.
Household Survey Key