Community Eligibility for Federal Meal Program
A majority of Cincinnati Public Schools qualify for Community Eligibility (CE), which means all students at their respective schools receive free meals.
What is CE — Community Eligibility?
Community Eligibility allows school districts in high-poverty areas to provide free meals for students in schools that qualify.
How are schools selected?
Schools are selected based on the percentage of directly certified students attending each school.
What is a "directly certified" (DC) student?
Students may be directly certified when they receive certain federal benefits including SNAP and OWF. Students identified by the district as homeless, Head Start-eligible, migrant or runaways are also considered directly certified. Some foster children also may be directly certified.