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Final Rule: CACFP Increasing the Duration of Tiering Determinations for Day Care Homes

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This final rule amends the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations to implement a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 that increases the duration of the tiering status determinations from three years to five years for family or group day care homes participating in CACFP.

This change, which was effective on June 30, 2004, applies only to tiering status determinations based on the eligibility of elementary school children for free or reduced price school meals. Day care homes that are located in the attendance areas of elementary schools in which at least half of the enrolled children are certified eligible to receive free or reduced price school meals receive higher reimbursement rates (tier I) for CACFP meals served to children in care.

Page updated: May 26, 2021