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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Day Care Home (DCH) Expansion Funding

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


Important Notice: CACFP Program Moved to CDSS

The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-800-952-5609 for more information.

Funding Description

The CACFP provides administrative payments and reimbursement for meals and snacks to 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.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicant is already a DCH sponsor in the CACFP and at least 12 months must have elapsed since any prior expansion funds completion, applicant 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, and cannot have a current serious deficiency status or previous history of disqualification from any other USDA-funded program.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
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

Funding

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)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5360 / 8220
Total Available $195,000
Recipient Amount Maximum of $12,000 per grantee.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The number of proposed new providers to be added to the CACFP, multiplied by $236. Maximum number of providers to be added during expansion award period is 50.

Important Dates

Date Application Available June 14, 2019
Due Date July 22, 2019
Expected Notification Date August 20, 2019

Additional Information

Application CACFP DCH Expansion Grant RFA [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r9/dchexp19rfa.asp]
Background Child and Adult Care Food Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/index.asp]
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funding amount per home will be adjusted to be consistent with the federal reimbursement rate for Fiscal Year 2019-20.

Contacts

Program Monica Ortega, 916-324-0085, mortega@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Richard Nakahara, 916-322-2180, rnakahara@cde.ca.gov
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-323-1952 (fax)
Last Modified: June 21, 2021
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