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Monitoring Requirements Revised


Nutrition Services Division

To: Public and Private Sponsoring Organizations Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Number: 02-200

Attention: Agency Directors

Date: February 2002

Subject: Monitoring Requirements Revised

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture CACFP APB: CAC-02-07 and 7 CFR 226.16 (b) (4)

This Management Bulletin (MB) clarifies information provided in MB 01-210, issued in August 2001. MB 01-210 states that a sponsoring organization must complete the required number of monitoring visits to its child care centers or day care homes within a fiscal year, which is defined as the period between October 1 and September 30.

Effective immediately, a year shall be defined as a consecutive twelve-month period, which may or may not coincide with a fiscal year. Consequently, a sponsor must monitor its program sites the required number of times within a consecutive twelve-month period, which may vary according to the program start dates of the sites. For example, if a center or home begins participation on May 1, the sponsor must complete the requisite monitoring visits to the site within the twelve-month period between May 1 and April 30.

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