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Child-Care and Adult Care Food Program Applications Available

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of 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 15,600 participants daily at 610 locations statewide, through 95 locally-sponsored programs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

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, 2018:

Free Meals

Number in Family Annual Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Biweekly Gross Income Weekly Gross Income  
1 15,678 1,307 603 302  
2 21,112 1,760 812 406  
3 26,546 2,213 1,021 511  
4 31,980 2,665 1,230 615  
5 37,414 3,118 1,439 720  
6 42,848 3,571 1,648 824  
7 48,282 4,024 1,857 929  
8 53,719 4,477 2,066 1,033  
Each Add'l Family Member +5,434 +453 +209 +105  

Reduced-Price Meals

Number in Family Annual Gross Income Monthly Gross Income Biweekly Gross Income Weekly Gross Income
1 22,311 1,860 859 430
2 30,044 2,504 1,156 578
3 37,777 3,149 1,453 727
4 45,510 3,793 1,751 876
5 53,243 4,437 2,048 1,024
6 60,976 5,082 2,346 1,173
7 68,709 5,726 2,643 1,322
8 76,442 6,371 2,941 1,471
Each Add'l Family Member +7,733 +645 +298 +149

 

 

 

For more information, contact Stephen Carey at (401) 222-8936.

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