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USDA Proposed Information Collection


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service is providing an opportunity for program operators to comment on proposed revisions to information collection activities that the USDA periodically conducts for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The USDA has established application, monitoring, and reporting requirements to effectively manage participation in the CACFP; the collection of information helps to capture the burden of these activities upon program operators.

Examples of the data collected and reported include, but are not limited to, applications and supporting documents; records of enrollment; records supporting free and reduced-price eligibility determinations; daily records indicating numbers of program participants in attendance and the number of meals served by type and category; receipts, invoices, and other records of CACFP costs; and documentation of nonprofit operation of the food service.

The USDA is seeking input on the following:

  • Is the proposed collection of information necessary for an agency’s functioning, and does the information have practical uses?
  • Is the estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information accurate, and are the methodology and assumptions that were used valid?
  • How can the USDA enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information collected?
  • Identify methods to minimize the burden of the collection of information for respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

To view the entire proposed collection of information and to see the table showing the average burden per response and the annual burden hours for reporting and recordkeeping, please access the Federal Register Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care Food Program web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Comments regarding the proposed collection of information must be submitted directly to the USDA by Monday, February 24, 2020. To submit by mail, fax, or email, please contact:

Mail: Andrea Farmer, Community Meals Branch
Policy and Program Development Division, Child Nutrition Programs
Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax: 703-305-6294, Attn: Andrea Farmer

Email: Andrea.Farmer@usda.gov Agencies can also submit comments by accessing the above web page on the Federal Register website and selecting the Submit a Formal Comment button, or by using the direct link at http://www.regulations.gov External link opens in new window or tab.. Both links redirect to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, where agencies may submit comments electronically.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the CACFP Unit by email at CACFP@cde.ca.gov.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, February 21, 2020
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