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Community Eligibility Provision - CES and MBE

posted Jul 27, 2018, 8:43 AM by LAVERNE ROME
Clip Art of Community Eligibility Provision
Special Assistance Certification and Reimbursement Alternative II and CEP

July 27, 2018 – Valdosta – Lowndes County Schools is participating in the National School Lunch Program Special Assistance Provision for Free Meal Reimbursement in School Year 2018-2019.  Through CEP (Community Eligibility Provision), a school district or a single school may offer meals at no charge to all students. Continued participation in this provision eliminates the procedure of distributing and processing free and reduced-price meal applications each school year.

The following schools from the Lowndes County School System will be participating School Year 2018-2019:
  • Clyattville Elementary School-Breakfast and Lunch
  • Moulton Branch Elementary School-Breakfast and Lunch
By participating in the Community Eligibility Provision and eliminating the need for meal applications, Lowndes County School Nutrition will reduce administrative and printing costs.  Families also benefit from the elimination of completing and submitting meal applications.  

Children need healthy meals to learn. Lowndes County School Nutrition offers healthy meals every school day at no charge to your child(ren). Our food service receives support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. We receive federal reimbursement for every student meal served based on additional money for meals served to children from households with income at or below the amounts on the Income Chart.  

Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.