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Final Rule Reduces CEP ISP Threshold from 40% to 25% for SY 2024-2025

Published: 200 days ago
" The Final Rule, Child Nutrition Programs - Community Eligibility Provision—Increasing Options for Schools, will lower the Identified Student Percentage (ISP) threshold to participate in CEP from 40% to 25%. This option will go into effect for SY 2024-2025, based on ISP data from April 1, 2024.
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The Final Rule, Child Nutrition Programs - Community Eligibility Provision—Increasing Options for Schools, will lower the Identified Student Percentage (ISP) threshold to participate in CEP from 40% to 25%. This option will go into effect for SY 2024-2025, based on ISP data from April 1, 2024. Note the following:
  • The new threshold for implementing a fifth CEP “grace year” is 15%.
  • There is no proposed change to the 1.6 multiplier, so school districts should consider the financial impact of implementing CEP at a lower threshold.

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