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Community Eligibility Provision - Department of Education Title I Guidance

Last Published: 02/21/2014
Friday, January 31, 2014

Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1)) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced price meals in high poverty local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools.  This alternative is called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

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