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Child and Adult Care Food

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a State and federally funded program that provides funding to licensed child care centers, adult day care centers, and organizations that sponsor day care homes to ensure participants receive nutritionally adequate meals and snacks while in care. Funding is also available for meals and snacks at emergency shelters and after-school programs.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Public, private nonprofit, and private for-profit agencies; agencies licensed or approved to provide non-residential day care to children or chronically impaired adults. Public or private nonprofit emergency shelters may also be eligible for subsidy.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Each program component serves a different population or age group. At-risk after school programs must be located in a low-income area.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult

Funding

Legal
Authority
Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 226 and 245; California Education Code sections 49550, 49531; Budget Items 6110-201-890, 6110-202-0001, 6110-203-001
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5320 / 8220
Total Available $306,264,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals served according to the participant's household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or base rate meals. In addition to $291,864,000 million in federal funds, $14,400,000 million in State funds are available for child care agencies. See current rates at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/rs/index.asp.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
October 1, 2010
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/cacfp10rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/nt/cacfp.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/cacfp10result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Claire Camp
Phone : 916-322-8307
E-mail : ccamp@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Justin Studevan
Phone : 916-322-8304
E-mail : jstudevan@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division
Phone : 800-952-5609
Fax : 916-327-2753

Last Modified: December 10, 2010

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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