Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Day Care Home (DCH) Expansion Funding
NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.
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 or call 1-800-952-5609 for more information.
Funding DescriptionThe 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.
|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|
|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|
|Recipient Amount||Maximum of $12,000 per grantee.|
|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.|
|Date Application Available||June 14, 2019|
|Due Date||July 22, 2019|
|Expected Notification Date||August 20, 2019|
|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]|
|Other||Funding amount per home will be adjusted to be consistent with the federal reimbursement rate for Fiscal Year 2019-20.|
|Program||Monica Ortega, 916-324-0085, email@example.com|
|Fiscal||Richard Nakahara, 916-322-2180, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Division||Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-323-1952 (fax)|