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    Child and Adult Care Food Program
     
         What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program?
    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to non-residential child care and adult day care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks to participants.
         What programs are eligible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program?

    Child Care Centers

    Public or private non-profit child care centers, Head Start programs, and some for-profit centers which are licensed or approved to provide child care may serve meals and snacks to children through age 12 years.

    For-profit centers that have at least 25% of enrolled children eligible for free or reduced price meals, or receive child care payments through the Department of Human Services Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) program for at least 25% or enrolled children are eligible to participate on the CACFP.

    After School Programs (Afterschool Meals and Snacks Program)

    After School enrichment programs in qualifying low-income areas can participate in the CACFP by providing free snacks or meals to school age children through age 18. The list of eligible schools is posted on the Afterschool At-Risk Meals & Snacks Program web page under General Information at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1154

    Adult Day Care Centers

    Public or private non-profit adult day care centers, and for-profit centers with 25% of enrolled participants who are title XIX or title XX beneficiaries, and are approved to provide adult day care in group settings for functionally impaired, disabled adults, or to persons over 60 years old. To qualify for CACFP, adult day care centers must provide a comprehensive, structured program of health, social and related support services and must maintain an individualized plan of care for each enrolled adult participant. The sponsoring agencies must maintain professional management responsibilities for all services.

    Homeless Emergency Shelters

    Public or non-profit emergency shelters which provide residential and group food services to homeless people may claim reimbursement for residential children through age 18 years.

    Family Day Care Home Sponsors

    Public or non-profit organizations with experience in managing Federal programs may be eligible to sponsor licensed or DHS-listed family day care home providers so the providers may receive reimbursement for the meals served to children in care. A family day care provider must sign an agreement with a sponsoring organization to participate in the CACFP.
         How does the Child and Adult Care Food Program work?
    The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs administers the CACFP in the State of Oregon.

    CACFP pays a cash reimbursement to centers for serving qualifying meals and snacks to participants. Reimbursement is based on the household income of qualifying participants.

    Centers and homes may be approved to claim up to two reimbursable meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and one snack, or two snacks and one meal, for each eligible participant, each day. After School Programs may be approved to claim one reimbursable snack and one meal, for each eligible participant, each day.
         What are the current Child and Adult Care Food Program meal reimbursement rates?
    Click here to find details re: the latest Reimbursement Rates.