• Montgomery County Schools with the Board of Education approval has decided to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision program starting this school year.  The overall purpose of the CEP program is to provide nutritional meals to students at no cost during the school year.  Montgomery County Schools will evaluate and determine participation on a yearly basis. 

    All enrolled students in our school district are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day.  No further action is required of you.  Your child will be able to participate in this meal program without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. 

    The CEP program is new alternative to the traditional application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  The CEP program alleviates the burden on families by eliminating the co-pay for meals and household applications which helps schools reduce costs associated with collecting and processing those applications. 

    For more information about the CEP program, please visit USDA.gov/school-meals/communityeligibility-provision  


    USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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:       (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

      3.  email: program.intake@usda.gov


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Last Modified on July 31, 2023