CACFP

Information for Providers about the
Child & Adult Care Food Program

 

Resources

Documents

January Provider Update

February Provider Update

March Provider Update

Income Statement - Child Care Families

Income Statement - Provider's Own

Income Statement - Not Area Eligible

Direct Deposit Form

April Provider Update

May Provider Update

Income Eligible School Data

Building for the Future

WIC Program Flyer

June Provider Update

Join CACFP Today!

Phone: 1-800-782-1880

Phone: 715-836-7511 ext. 1185

Email: cacfp@wdeoc.org

 

What Providers Should Know About the Food Program

The CACFP provides meals for children in Day Care Centers, Family Child Care homes, Head Start Programs, After School Programs and adults care for in Adult Day Care facilities.  It is estimated that nation-wide over 1 million children are fed by the program each day!

All funds for the CACFP come from the Federal Government.  Regulations are written and administered by USDA and in Wisconsin it is overseen by the State Department of Public Instruction.  Recognized sponsors run the program, and Western Dairyland is a recognized sponsor of the CACFP.

Today, more than half of all children under 6 have both parents working outside of the home.  Obesity, beginning in early childhood, has become a national epidemic leading to killer diseases.  Child care programs participating in the CACFP do their part to fight this epidemic through training and oversight, leading to healthy eating habits and active life styles.

Participants of the CACFP are eligible to receive reimbursement for a maximum of two meals and a snack, or two snacks and a meal, for each day a child is in care.  As of 7/1/2016 those reimbursement rates are as follows:

CACFP Reimbursement Rates as of 7/1/2016

Tier I

 

 

Tier II

Breakfast

$1.31

 

 

Breakfast

$0.48

Lunch/Dinner

$2.46

 

 

Lunch/Dinner

$1.49

Snack

$0.73

 

 

Snack

$0.20

The tier at which a provider is reimbursed is dependent upon their area eligibility (census tract or school free and reduced lunch percentage), household income or the income levels of families in their care. 

Based on the 2016 reimbursement rates, the amount a provider could potentially be reimbursed is illustrated below, based on number of children claimed and tier eligibility:

Tier I

 

3 children

6 children

8 children

Breakfast

$1.31

$3.93

$7.86

$10.48

Snack

$0.73

$2.19

$4.38

$5.84

Lunch/Dinner

$2.46

$7.38

$14.76

$19.68

         

Tier I

 

3 children

6 children

8 children

Daily Totals

 

$13.50

$27.00

$36.00

Monthly

 

$270.00

$540.00

$720.00

Yearly Totals

 

$3,240.00

$6,480.00

$8,640.00

         

Tier II

 

3 children

6 children

8 children

Breakfast

$0.48

$1.44

$2.88

$3.84

Snack

$0.20

$0.60

$1.20

$1.60

Lunch/Dinner

$1.49

$4.47

$8.94

$11.92

         

Tier II

 

3 children

6 children

8 children

Daily Totals

 

$6.51

$13.02

$17.36

Monthly

 

$130.20

$260.40

$347.20

Yearly Totals

 

$1,562.40

$3,124.80

$4,166.40

 

Not a participant of the CACFP?

Contact our office to schedule a no-obligation orientation to meet with one of our Food Program Monitors and find out more!

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.