Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a financial assistance program that promotes good nutrition and healthy eating. As an extension of the National School Lunch Act, CACFP is intended to assist child care facilities with the cost of providing nutritious meals and snacks and improve the quality of nutrition and eating habits of children. This is done by providing reimbursement to qualified caregivers for meals and snacks served to participants.
CCRI provides services as a sponsor of the CACFP for family child care homes and centers. As a sponsor, CCRI will walk the facility through the sign-up process and provide all training for each home or center. The sponsor is responsible for oversight of compliance with state and federal regulations. CCRI provides both live on-site training and online training. CCRI also processes claims for reimbursement and sends the funds.
All homes and centers that participate receive reimbursement for the cost of feeding the children in their care on a monthly basis.
The CACFP Agreements are available for download. Please note: The agreements are only valid when a sponsor has directly trained the facilities’ responsible party concerning the CACFP agreement and documented that training.
Who qualifies for CACFP?
- Licensed family child care homes
- Licensed non-profit centers
- For-profit centers if they can show that 25% of the children enrolled are from a low income home (CCRI provides the required forms to determine if the 25% has been met).
A CACFP team member is available for your questions. Please contact CCRI if you are interested in learning more.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded program that is administered and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdfOpen PDF, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.