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Head Start and Private Unaffiliated Centers


Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

To: Public and Private Center Agencies Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Number: 01-203

Attention: Agency Directors

Date: March 2001

Subject: Head Start and Private Unaffiliated Centers

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture APB: CAC-01-12

This Management Bulletin rescinds Management Bulletin (MB) 00-204, dated August 2000.

MB 00-204 stated that private, unaffiliated centers that contract with Head Start agencies could participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) only under their own program agreements. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently rescinded this policy. Private, unaffiliated centers may now participate in the CACFP under an agreement with this office, or they may participate under the agreement of the Head Start agencies with which they contract.

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