Child Care and Adult Care Food Program applications available

The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) is accepting applications from public and nonpublic 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 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, 2016:

 

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 15,301  1,276 589 295   21,775 1,815 838 419
2 20,709  1,726 797 399   29,471 2,456 1,134 567
3 26,117  2,177 1,005 503   37,167 3,098 1,430 715
4 31,525  2,628 1,213 607   44,863 3,739 1,726 863
5 36,933  3,078 1,421 711   52,559 4,380 2,022 1,011
6 42,341  3,529 1,629 815   60,255 5,022 2,318   1,159
7 47,749  3,980 1,837 919   67,951 5,663 2,614 1,307
8 53,157  4,430 2,045 1,023   75,647 6,304 2,910 1,455
Each Add’l Family Member  

+5,408

 

+451

 

+208

 

+104

   

+7,696

 

+642

 

+296

 

+148

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 02903-3400.

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