Community Eligibility Provision

posted Jun 28, 2016, 5:09 PM by wdixon@gccs.k12.nm.us   [ updated Jun 30, 2016, 2:35 PM ]
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    All students attending a school within the Grants/Cibola County Schools will be able to obtain free breakfast and free lunch. Our district will again be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, known as CEP.

    The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
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