CNP Program Data & Finances

Child Nutrition Program data is available from diverse organizations.

Here are links to:

Below are a number of annual reports generated by the RIDE Child Nutrition program.

Eligibility Reports

The RIDE Eligibility Report provides detailed information about RI schools that participate in the USDA's National School Lunch Program.  This annual report is published in February and based on the most recent October 1st data.  It includes information on each school's:

  • Enrollment
  • Number and percent of children eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals
  • Grade range

Totals by community are provided.  The data is provided for public, charter and private schools as well as participating residential child care institutions.

If you have any questions regarding these reports, please contact

Annual Eligibility Reports

October 2016

October 2015

October 2014

October 2013

October 2012

October 2011


Community Eligibility Provision

The new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) makes it easier for all children in low-income communities have access to healthy meals at school.  CEP allows schools in high poverty areas to offer nutritious meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to all students at no change while eliminating school meal applications. Contact Cynthia Brown for additional information on CEP in RI. 

The CEP Fact Sheet provides an overview of the Community Eligibility Program.

Here is the of listing of:

For additional information, check the USDA CEP website and the Food Research and Action Center website. 

CEP Reimbursement Estimator (calculator tool) allows schools that are considering the Community Eligibility Provision to calculate their estimated federal reimbursement they will receive.  This will help assess the financial viability of their school meal program under CEP.

Districts interested in participating in the CEP in 2015-2016 should complete the CEP SFA Participation Form, and the CEP Eligibility Worksheet.

Districts/schools that have elected to participate in CEP for at least one site must notify households of children attending the CEP school(s) of CEP participation in the 2015-2016 school year.  LEAs may use this Sample Household Letter to serve as the required notification.

E-Rate guidance has been issued by both USDA and the Federal Communications Commission.  It provides information on newly adopted rules for the E-rate program, including how school districts with CEP schools should calculate their discount rates beginning in School Year 2015 2016.

US Department of Education has issued guidance on Title 1 Part A. and CEP . 

State Match - Lunch

Annually, RIDE distributes $621,011 to Sponsors participating in the National School Lunch Program.  As required by USDA, this  distribution is based on the lunches served by each Sponsor in the prior state year.  Below are reports of this distribution.  If you have any questions, please contact

Annual RI State Match - Lunch Reports

RI Breakfast Subsidy Payment

 The RI School Breakfast Reimbursement Program provides State funding to school districts for participation in the State mandated Federal School Breakfast Program for supervision costs incurred in the individual schools.  These costs are not allowable expenses from the USDA reimbursements earned for breakfasts (paid, free and reduced priced meals) served to students.  Recent reports are below.  If you have any questions please contact .

Breakfast Subsidy Payment Reports


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