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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.

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.


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


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 2020-21
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 $240. Maximum number of providers to be added during expansion award period is 50.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 31, 2020
Due Date December 31, 2020
Expected Notification Date January 30, 2021

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 20-21


Program Monica Ortega, 916-324-0085,
Fiscal Richard Nakahara, 916-322-2180,
Division Nutrition Services Division, 916-445-0850 (phone), 916-323-1952 (fax)
Last Modified: April 20, 2021
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