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Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funding

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

Funding Description

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides administrative payments and reimbursement for meals and snacks to Day Care Home (DCH) sponsors. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes additional administrative funds available to DCH sponsors to recruit, train, and enroll DCH providers in the CACFP in low-income or rural areas.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicant must be a public or nonprofit private institution with tax exempt status and must already be a DCH sponsor in the CACFP. At least 12 months must have elapsed since the DCH sponsor received start-up or expansion funds and completed all related requirements (all obligations completed by April 30, 2013). Applicant must have a history of managing funds and on-going program activities, and must demonstrate that proposed new DCH providers are in low income or rural areas. Applicant must have a plan for recruiting and training DCH providers currently not participating in the CACFP.
Other Eligibility Considerations Applicants with current Seriously Deficient status are not eligible to apply for or receive funds. Applicant must have no previous history of disqualification from any other USDA-funded program.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


Legal Authority Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations sections 226.2, 226.4(e) and (f), 226.6(k)(vi), 226.7(h), and 226.12(b).
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5360 / 8220
Total Available $195,000
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Minimum award is $109 and maximum award is $10,900: $109 per each new provider a DCH sponsor proposes to add to the CACFP, with a maximum of 50 new providers during expansion award period. Award is for a minimum of one month and maximum of two consecutive months.

Important Dates

Date Application Available March 20, 2014
Due Date May 1, 2014
Expected Notification Date June 1, 2014

Additional Information

Application CACFP Day Care Home Expansion Grant  []
Background Child Care Component of the CACFP []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Results2014-15 DCH Expansion Grant Funding Results  []
Other Funding amount per home will be adjusted to be consistent with the federal reimbursement rate for Fiscal Year 2014-15.


Program Brandi Airada, 916-324-8979,
Fiscal Bryan Gee, 916-445-4815,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-323-1952 (fax)
Last Modified: March 18, 2014

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