|DATE:||November 25, 1996|
|SUBJECT:||Questions and Answers Concerning PL 104-193: Two-tier Reimbursement Structure for Family Day Care Homes (FDCHs) Participating in the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)|
Child Nutrition Programs
Attached are answers to a series of questions which we have received concerning the new two-tiered reimbursement system mandated for FDCHs in the CACFP. All of these answers are based strictly on the provisions of the law; they do not address additional questions which we have received but will be unable to answer until after publication of the interim rule on this new reimbursement system.
These Q&As may not be transmitted to the state agencies responsible for administering the CACFP until they have been formally cleared by the Department. Until that time, regional offices may use these materials to train their own staff on the provisions of the law and to answer questions that state agencies may pose concerning the future implementation of these provisions. Although you may discuss this information with your state agencies, please do not issue any written guidance related to these Q&As.
ALBERTA C. FROST
Child Nutrition Division