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Child and Adult Care Food

Funding Description

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.


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


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

Important Dates

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

Additional Information

Application RFA-10: Child and Adult Care Food Program []
Background Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) []
Fiscal Child and Adult Care Food Program []
Other Unavailable


Program Claire Camp, 916-322-8307,
Fiscal Justin Studevan, 916-322-8304,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-952-5609 (phone), 916-327-2753 (fax)
Last Modified: December 10, 2010

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