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Child and Adult Care Food Program

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


Funding Description

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.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public, private nonprofit, and private for-profit agencies; agencies licensed or approved to provide nonresidential day care to children or chronically impaired adults. Public or private nonprofit emergency shelters may also be eligible for subsidy.
Other Eligibility Considerations Each program component serves a different population or age group. At-risk afterschool programs must be located in a low income area.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult

Funding

Legal Authority Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, parts 226 and 245; California Education Code sections 49550, 49531, 49430.5; Budget Act Items 6100-201-0890(2), 6100-203-0001
Source / Type State, Federal / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5320 / 8220
Total Available $523,602,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of meals served according to the participant's household eligibility for free, reduced-price, or base rate meals. In addition to $521,551,000 in federal funds, $2,051,000 in state funds are available for child care agencies. Current rates are available on the Rates page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/rs/index.asp.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 1, 2017
Due Date Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the fiscal year.
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application RFA-17: CACFP Apportionment  [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/cacfp17rfa.asp]
Background How to Apply to the CACFP [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/howtoapply.asp]
Fiscal Child and Adult Care Food Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/nt/cacfp.asp]
Other More program information is available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture CACFP Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-and-adult-care-food-program.

Contacts

Program Kayla Christensen, Office Technician, 916-324-6153, KChristensen@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Justin Studevan, 916-322-8304, JStudevan@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division, 800-952-5609 (phone), 916-327-2753 (fax)
Last Modified: June 8, 2021
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