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Financial Management of the CACFP

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy

Date: March 2014

Number: CACFP-09-2014

To: Child and Adult Care Food Program, All Child and Adult Care Agencies

Attention: Food Program Director

Reference: Food and Nutrition Service Instruction 796-2, Revision 4

Subject: Food and Nutrition Service Instruction 796-2, Revision 4, Financial Management of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This Management Bulletin (MB) notifies agencies participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has issued a revision of FNS Instruction 796-2 regarding financial management of the CACFP. This Instruction can now be found in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) or you can download FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 4 as an Adobe PDF from the USDA FNS Web site at This revision supersedes FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 3.

Agencies should review this Instruction as it provides current information regarding the establishment and maintenance of a nonprofit food service program and will help to ensure an agency’s compliance with USDA financial management regulations. All agencies participating in the CACFP are expected to comply with FNS Instruction 796-2, Revision 4.


If you have questions regarding this MB, please contact your CACFP Specialist. A contact list of CACFP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS, Form #CACFP 01. You can also contact Nancy Charpentier, CACFP Unit Office Technician, by phone at 916-327-2991 or by e-mail at to be directed to your CACFP Specialist.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 16, 2016
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