- A Residential Child Care Institution (RCCI) is any public or private nonprofit residential child care facility which operates principally for the care of children. The term RCCI applies to facilities with non-day students and/or facilities with day students.
- An RCCI may participate in:
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- School Breakfast Program (SBP)
- Afterschool Snack Program (ASP)
- Wisconsin School Day Milk Program (WSDMP) if there are eligible students in grades PK-5
- Special Milk Program (SMP) if there are eligible students who do not have access to any other United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meals Programs.
- School Nutrition Team Terms and Definitions describes acronyms used throughout this webpage.
- Residential Child Care Institutions In a Nutshell
- An RCCI is required to comply with all USDA Child Nutrition Program (CNP) regulations as found in 7 CFR Part 210, unless specific flexibility is given by USDA or the WI-Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as shown below.
- RCCIs with non-day students (residing at the facility) and RCCIs with day students that are non-pricing and not obtaining eligibility information are exempt from:
Free/Reduced Price (F/R) meal applications
Direct Certification (DC)
Verification (must still complete FNS-742-Verification Collection Report)
Paid Lunch Equity Tool
Unpaid Meal Charge Policy
Breakfast and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Outreach
RCCIs obtaining eligibility information are not exempt from USDA Child Nutrition Program requirements.