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Child and Adult Care Food

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

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 afterschool 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 nonresidential 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 Act Items 6110-201-0890(2), 6110-202-0001, 6110-203-0001
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5320 / 8220
Total Available $708,021,000
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 $705,796,000 million in federal funds, $2,225,000 million in State funds are available for child care agencies. See current rates at

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 1, 2013
Due Date Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.
Expected Notification Date December 31, 2014

Additional Information

Application 2013–14 CACFP RFA  []
Background Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) []
Fiscal Child and Adult Care Food Program []
Funding ResultsResult-13: Child and Adult Care Food Program  []
Other More program information is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site at


Program Nancy Charpentier, 916-327-2991,
Fiscal Justin Studevan, 916-322-8304,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-952-5609 (phone), 916-327-2753 (fax)
Last Modified: December 11, 2013

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