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Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision is a new opportunity that allows the food service program to offer breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students for a four-year period. Starting July 1, 2014, a school or group of schools with 40% or more of their students directly certified for free meals have the opportunity to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).


USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Planning and Implementation Guidance

Norwich School District
United Christian Academy
The Compass School  
Winooski School District  
United Christian Academy  
VT Org for Jewish Education
  • CEP Report Intructions 
  • 2021-2022 CEP SFA and School Notification Report
    • The following SFAs did not submit their SY20-21 data:
      U055 Addison Central School District
      S009 Caledonia Central SU
      S068 Central Vermont Supervisory Union
      S019 Essex North SU
      U060 Harwood Unified Union School District
      T126 Milton Town School District
      R614 Northeastern Family Institute
      S034 Orleans Central SU
      R152 Rice Memorial High School
      R618 St. Francis Xavier
      P004 St. Johnsbury Academy
      R820 The Compass School
      R053 The Village School of North Bennington
      R594 United Christian Academy
      U092 Washington Central Unified Union School District
      R528 Washington County Mental Health Services Inc.
      S049 Windham Southwest SU
      T173 Rutland City School District
      R029 Vermont Permanency Initiative, Inc.
      S048 Windham Southeast SU

Community Eligibility Provision Implementation Materials


To apply for CEP for School Year 2021-2022, complete the steps outlined under the header "Information for Eligible and Near-Eligible SFAs " in this year's CEP Report Instructions, above, and submit a letter of intent to Rosie Krueger. The Agency will review the request and send a program agreement and other materials to the School Food Authority. This agreement must be signed and submitted to the Agency as soon as possible.

CEP Renewals