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 


The Compass School  

Winooski School District  

Windsor County Youth Services 

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

      R496 Windsor County Youth Services

      T173 Rutland City School District

      R342 New England Kurn Hattin Homes

      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


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