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Child-Care and Adult Care Food Program Applications Available

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) is accepting applications from public and private institutions that would like to participate in the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Child-care centers, adult day-care centers, day care homes, schools and emergency shelters may participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which currently provides nutritious meals to more than 13,000 participants daily at over 400 locations statewide through over 100 locally sponsored programs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The federal funds allow the centers to provide nutritious meals and snacks at no separate charge to infants, young children, and adults receiving services as well as to infants and children living in emergency shelters.

Sponsoring institutions serve meals at no separate charge to all participants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

RIDE reimburses programs for each meal served, according to predetermined Department of Agriculture reimbursement rates based on the income levels of the families that the programs serve. RIDE will use the following income guidelines to determine funding through June 30, 2020:

  Free Meals   Reduced-Price Meals
Number in Family Annual Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Biweekly Gross Income Weekly Gross Income   Annual Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Biweekly Gross Income Weekly Gross Income
1 16,237 1,354 625 313   23,107 1,926 889 445
2 21,983 1,832 916 423   31,284 2,607 1,204 602
3 27,729 2,311 1,156 534   39,461 3,289 1,518 759
4 33,475 2,790 1,395 644   47,638 3,970 1,833 917
5 39,221 3,269 1,635 755   55,815 4,652 2,147 1,074
6 44,967 3,748 1,874 865   63,992 5,333 2,462 1,231
7 50,713 4,227 2,114 976   72,169 6,015 2,776 1,388
8 56,459 4,705 2,353 1,086   80,346 6,696 3,091 1,546
Each Add'l Family Member +5,746 +479 +240 +111   +8,177 +682 +315 +158

 

Child and Adult Care Food Program applications and a list of local participating agencies are available from the RIDE Office of Statewide Efficiencies, Shepard Building, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, R.I. 02903-3400.

Contact: Stephen Carey at (401) 222-8936 or Public Information, (401) 222-8471

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.