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Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs)

The Office of School Nutrition (OSN) works with public institutions called Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs) to provide the full benefits of School Nutrition Programs.  These RCCIs are operated by a federal, state or local government entity.  RCCIs in Colorado are recognized as a facility school by the Colorado Department of Education. 

  • Institutions must operate principally for the care of children and include, but are not limited to:
    • Residential and/or day program facilities for individuals with physical or mental disabilities
    • Group homes
    • Halfway houses
    • Orphanages
    • Temporary shelters for abused and/or runaway children
    • Juvenile detention centers

Colorado Department of Education - Office of Facility Schools

USDA Memos

For more information on the administration of School Nutrition Programs in RCCIs, please contact Denise Meredith, or by phone at 303-866-6934.


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