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Child and Adult Care Food Program

CACFP FoodGood nutrition pays! The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child care facilities, to serve nutritious meals and snacks. The CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it affordable for many families requiring child care. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children in care while promoting the development of good eating habits.

Eligible adult and child care facilities include:

  • Licensed child care centers
  • Head Start programs
  • After school care programs
  • Emergency shelters providing residential and food services to homeless children
  • Family child care homes, including relative care providers
  • Some private, for-profit child care centers
  • Approved adult day services

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. (Rev. 6/2013)


What's New

• Fiscal Year 2015 CACFP Analyst Territories PDF icon

• Fiscal Year 2014 Program Analyst Territories by County PDF icon

• Fiscal 2013/2014 Staff Directory DOC icon

• CACFP Meals Served/Payment Fact Sheet PDF icon

• Fiscal Year 2014 School Data for Tiering and At-Risk PDF icon

• Fiscal Year 2014 School Data for Tiering and At-Risk Excel icon

Program Information

• Adult Day Services

• Child Care Centers

• Family Day Care Home Sponsors PDF icon


• What are frequently asked questions related to Adult Day Services? DOC icon

• What are frequently asked questions related to unlicensed child care providers? DOC icon

• What are frequently asked questions related to centers?

• What are frequently asked questions related to day care homes?

• What are frequently asked questions about emergency shelters? DOC icon

• What are frequently asked questions related to at-risk afterschool snack/suppers? DOC icon

• What are the meal pattern requirements? PDF icon

• What are the infant meal pattern requirements? DOC icon

• What are the current reimbursement rates for centers? DOC icon

• What are the reimbursement rates for day care homes? DOC icon

• What are the reimbursement rates for sponsors of day care homes? DOC icon

How to Apply

• MEGS+ Users Manual PDF icon

• How to Apply - Centers PDF icon

• Create Agency Profile in EEM PDF icon

• For-Profit Eligibility Procedures DOC icon

Forms & Instructions

• Independent Centers and Sponsors of Centers

• Family Day Care Home Sponsors

Operational Memoranda

• Family Day Care Home Sponsors

• Independent Centers and Sponsors of Centers


• CACFP Independent Centers Budget Worksheet Training

• Conducting a Site Monitoring Review

• CACFP Budget Worksheet Training

• CACFP Training Manual

• Registration Form

• On-Line Trainings/PowerPoints

• Civil Rights E-Learning Course DOC icon

• Afterschool Snacks and Supper in At Risk Areas

• Feeding Infants


• Regulations and Instructions


• NFSMI Video on Managing Food Allergies in the CACFP

• FNCS Recipe Box

• USDA's CACFP Nutrition and Wellness Website

• Food Allergy Information

• Eligibility Manual PDF icon

• Michigan Farm to School

• Civil Rights Requirements DOC icon

• Crediting Foods PDF icon

• ....And Justice for All Posters

• Appeal Procedures PDF icon

• Fruits and Vegetables Galore: Helping Kids Eat More

• Serving It Safe

• Nibbles for Health

• Building Blocks for Fun and Healthy Meals

• Food Purchasing for Child Care Centers Manual

• Management Improvement Guidance for Family Day Care Home Sponsors PDF icon

• Management Improvement Guidance for Centers PDF icon

• Racial Census Report by School District PDF icon

• School Data for Tiering-Historical Data

• Supporting Documents DOC icon

• School District Code List DOC icon

Financial Resources

• Budget Worksheet - Independent Centers - Updated July 2014 Excel icon

• Budget Worksheet - FDCH Sponsor - Updated July 2014 Excel icon

• Budget Worksheet - Sponsor of Centers - Updated July 2014 Excel icon

• Model Cost Allocation Plan PDF icon

• Items Requiring PA, SPWA, and FNSRO Approval Excel icon

• Items Requiring PA, SPWA, and FNSRO Approval Index Excel icon

Related Sites

• Links Related to Child Care

• Michigan Education Information System (MEIS)

• Payment Registration - CP Express

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