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Community Eligibility Provision Resource Center

Resource type
Training and Outreach
Resource Materials

The CEP Resource Center provides extensive resources for parents, teachers, and school officials at the local, state and federal levels to better understand CEP and its benefits, along with useful tools to help facilitate successful implementation of the provision.

Regulations, Policy Guidance, and Technical Assistance Resources


Policy Guidance

Please visit CEP policy memos to access all CEP policy guidance, including several that were updated on Feb. 6, 2024, to align with the final rule, Child Nutrition Programs: Community Eligibility Provision-Increasing Options for Schools, published on Sept. 26, 2023. The final rule lowered the minimum identified student percentage required to elect CEP from 40 to 25 percent.

Technical Assistance Resources


The CEP Estimator Tool

The CEP monthly federal reimbursement estimator tool may be used to estimate the level of federal reimbursement a CEP school, group of schools, or school district would receive under CEP.

The CEP Slider Tool

Enter your Identified Student Percentage (ISP) in the slider tool to estimate free and paid claiming percentages under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

Title 1 and E-rate

Exam Fee Reductions and Waivers

Research and Data

Partner Websites and Resources

Page updated: June 11, 2024