Questions & Answers about FRAC’s CEP Database
Q. What type of information can I pull from the database?
A. Each entry in the database contains the following information (when available) for a given school: state, school district, school name, identified student percentage (ISP), student enrollment, and current participation status.
Q. How do I search for my school or district?
A. Use the filters to find CEP-eligible and near-eligible schools by state, school district, ISP category, or CEP participation status.
Q. How do I choose more than one state or school district?
A. Hold down Ctrl+Shift simultaneously while making your selection.
Q. How was the information in the database gathered?
A. The Food Research & Action Center obtained information on schools that have adopted community eligibility as of September 2016 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state education agencies. Under federal law, states are required to publish, by May 1 of each year, a list of schools and districts with ISPs of at least 40 percent and those with ISPs between 30 and just under 40 percent (near-eligible schools and districts). FRAC compared these published lists to the lists of adopting schools, and compiled a universe of eligible and participating schools and districts in the 2016–2017 school year.
*Last Update 3/24/2017: Please be aware that state agencies may republish their lists with updated data throughout the summer. FRAC will do its best to monitor newly published lists and update the database accordingly.