The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federal child nutrition program that has nutrition guidelines for meals for children and provides reimbursement to sponsors or schools that operate NSLP. The reimbursement is from the federal government and helps offset the cost of providing meals to children. The NSLP has been a long-standing federal program, and next to SNAP, it is the most accessed federal nutrition program in the United States.
Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP) in West Virginia Public Schools
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal meal pricing benefit. CEP allows schools in areas of high need to serve breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students at no cost and without collecting household applications.
For more information on which counties and schools in West Virginia have elected CEP for the 2022-23 school year, please see the map below and keep this in mind:
For more information from the USDA on CEP, please visit:
Community Eligibility Provision