How is “area eligible” defined?

An after school care program site is “area eligible” if it is located at an RCCI or boarding school or located in the attendance area of a public school where at least 50 percent of the enrolled children are eligible for free or reduced price meals. For example, if a boarding school or RCCI with less than 50 percent free or reduced price enrollment is located in the attendance area of a public school that has at least 50 percent or more of the enrolled children eligible for free or reduced price meals, then the after school care program located in the school area would be area eligible.