USDA Extends Community Eligibility Deadline to August 31, 2014

Last Updated: June 22, 2014

On June 12, 2014, the US Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service announced that it is extending the deadline for school districts to elect to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). School districts now have until August 31, 2014 to notify their state agency for the 2014-2015 school year (the previous deadline was June 30, 2014). State agencies must accept elections submitted on or before August 31 and are strongly encouraged to accept elections after that date as well.

To read the notice extending the deadline, please visit: Community Eligibility Deadline Extended to Aug. 31, 2014

To learn more about the USDA's Community Eligibility Provision, please visit: National School Meals Community Eligibility Provision

For helpful resources on how your state and school district can benefit from Community Eligibility, please go to: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Community Eligibility