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Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funding

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

Funding Description

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides administrative payments and reimbursement for meals and snacks to day care home (DCH) sponsors. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes additional administrative funds available to DCH sponsors to recruit, train, and enroll DCH providers in the CACFP in low-income or rural areas.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicant must be a public or nonprofit private institution with tax exempt-status and must already be a DCH sponsor in the CACFP. At least twelve months must have elapsed since the DCH sponsor received start-up or expansion funds and completed all related requirements (all obligations completed by May 31, 2019). Applicant must have a history of managing funds and ongoing program activities, and must demonstrate that proposed new DCH providers are in low-income or rural areas. Applicant must have a plan for recruiting and training DCH providers currently not participating in the CACFP.
Other Eligibility Considerations Applicants with current serious deficiency status are not eligible to apply for or receive funds. Sponsors must have no previous history of disqualification from any other USDA-funded program.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not Applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


Legal Authority Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, sections 226.2, 226.4(f), 226.6(k)(2)(vi), 226.7(h), and 226.12(b); USDA Policy Memorandum CACFP 06-2011.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2018-19
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5360 / 8220
Total Available $195,000
Recipient Amount Maximum of $11,800 per grantee
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula $118 multiplied by the number of proposed new providers to be added to the CACFP, multiplied by one or two months. Maximum number of providers to be added during expansion award period is 50.

Important Dates

Date Application Available June 1, 2018
Due Date August 1, 2018
Expected Notification Date September 14, 2018

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funding amount per home will be adjusted to be consistent with the federal reimbursement rate for Fiscal Year 201819.


Program Michael Smith, 916-323-3779,
Fiscal Richard Nakahara, 916-322-2180,
Division Nutrition Services Division
Last Modified: November 6, 2018
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