THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The 2023-2024 Executive Budget amended New York State Education Law by adding Section 925, Community Eligibility Provision State Subsidy. Beginning with school year 2023-2024, the State paid reimbursement rate for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meals will increase to ensure that all CEP meals are reimbursed at an amount equal to the total free reimbursement rate.
A School Food Authority (SFA) will only receive this additional funding for the portion of meals served in schools participating in CEP for which the SFA receives the federal paid rate of reimbursement. This subsidy is not available for meals served at CEP buildings in which all meals are reimbursed at the federal free rate of reimbursement and/or meals served at buildings that do not participate in CEP.