Submit Comments to Help Support Community Eligibility Provision Expansion in Proposed Rule
On March 23, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule expanding access to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows high-need schools to offer free school breakfast and lunch to all of their students. The proposal lowers the Identified Student Threshold (ISP) to 25%, thus increasing the number of schools eligible to participate.
CEP increases students’ access to school breakfast and lunch, reduces administrative burden, increases operational efficiencies, and combats household food insecurity. It is a proven strategy in the fight against child hunger.
The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has developed two sample letters that you can choose from to support commenting on USDA’s proposed rule.
Comments are due to USDA on Monday, May 8, 2023.
For more information on CEP, visit FRAC’s Community Eligibility webpage.
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Community Eligibility Provision Expansion in Proposed Rule