Report: 4,000 more schools took CEP option in this school year

Report: 4,000 more schools took CEP option in this school year

New research indicates more than half of all eligible schools now participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) option.

In the 2015-2016 school year, 4,000 new schools took advantage of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) option that allows eligible high-poverty schools to offer meals to all students at no charge, according to a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).

The increase brings CEP participation totals to 3,000 school districts and 18,000 schools—

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