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July 2014

School Funding Not Impacted by Community Eligibility

The New Jersey Department of Education issued guidance to school districts on the new federal option for meal reimbursement for high-poverty districts. Education Commissioner David Hespe said school funding would not be impacted for the 2014-15 school year, since the budget is already set using October 2013 enrollment counts. He also said the DOE is working on an alternative form. Read on for more info on community eligibility…

Read the memo.

Community Eligibility: Everything You Want to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET
Register here..

Join this question and answer session to get any and all Community Eligibility Provision policy and implementation questions answered by federal, state and local experts. Panelists will include U.S. Department of Education Title I experts, state Title I experts and state and local child nutrition and school administrators with experience implementing community eligibility.

Community Eligibility (CEP) is a new option to allow schools with high-poverty to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge while also eliminating the administrative burden of meal applications. School districts have until August 31 to notify their state agencies that they would like to opt in for the 2014-15 school year.

Below are links to other resources that can help you decide if this is the right option for your district.

Pinnacle Food Service Breakfast Building Grants Program

Deadline: Rolling

The Breakfast Building Grants Program is designed to help recipient schools increase student breakfast participation by providing supplemental funding to support or enhance an existing program or jump-start a new program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Click here to apply online.

The Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign is a partnership of state agencies, child advocates, anti-hunger coalitions, statewide education organizations and national organizations.

View a list of campaign partners.

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