Electing to use the Community Eligibility Provision is part of Contracting
Entities (CEs) application process.
Application – Initial Data Collection
By March 20 of each year, each CE must report to TDA the number of identified students and
enrollment for each campus. Reported data must reflect the student population as of April
Tip: The numbers provided by March 20 will be
used for future claiming percentages; ensuring the accuracy of these numbers is critical.
Application – TX-UNPS
CEP is part of the School Nutrition Program application. During the application renewal
process CEs will have the ability to elect CEP in the application.
Tip: Ensure all campuses that the CE wants to
participate in CEP are indicated as CEP participating sites in the TX-UNPS site application.
Tip: CEs have the option to implement CEP at
single campus, a group of campuses, or the entire contracting entities. Different grouping
options may maximize CEP claiming percentages. Each group of campuses must meet the
required 40 percent ISP threshold for CEP participation.