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Child and Adult Care Food

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Nancy Charpentier, e-mail:, tel. 916-327-2991

Downloading Questions: Nancy Charpentier, Office Technician, e-mail:, tel. 916-327-2991.

Document Description
How to Apply Information on how to begin the application process for the CACFP.
General Program Information
Information about meal programs offered at public and private child care centers, day care homes, adult day care centers, and homeless shelters under CACFP.
Guidance, Manuals, and Resources
The most recent child care center, day care home sponsor, and adult day care sponsor manuals, management bulletins, and other materials needed for proper administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Program Administration Forms
Forms and completed sample forms for use by Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors.
Payment Information and Forms Instructions, forms, and worksheets to assist with filing claims for reimbursement.
Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted May 2013)

The Assurances and Certifications are requirements of applicants and grantees as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return the general assurances and certification with the application; instead, they must download them and keep them on file to be available for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should already have a copy of the general assurances and certifications on file and do not need to keep a separate copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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