CACFP Administrative Manual Section 2.3Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrative Manual Section 2.3: DCH Provider Eligibility and Recruitment.
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 1-833-559-2420 for more information.
Section 2: Participant Eligibility
2.3 Day Care Home Provider Eligibility
DCH providers are eligible to participate in the CACFP only with an approved DCH sponsor. DCH sponsors must only recruit providers that are licensed, registered, or government approved. Sponsors may only recruit providers that are not operating under another sponsorship. Providers must have an approved Provider Application in the CNIPS before they are eligible to receive reimbursement.
Sponsors must have the following on file for all approved providers:
- Most current Sponsor and Provider Permanent Agreement signed by both the provider and a sponsor representative
- Current license or other acceptable licensing documentation
References: 7 CFR, sections 226.6(d), 226.16(b)(2), 226.16(b)(3), 226.18(b), and 226.18(a)