Resource | Policy Memos | SP20 CACFP14 SFSP07-2018
60-Day Claim Submission and 90-Day Reporting Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs

Attached is updated clarifying guidance for state agencies regarding the 60-day claim submission and 90-day reporting requirements for child nutrition programs which was released on April 25, 2018. This latest version includes edits to align with changes made in the Summer Food Service Program Simplified Cost Accounting Final Rule published on June 1, 2018.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
Correction - CACFP National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

In notice document 2018-15464, appearing on pages 34108 through 34110, in the issue of Thursday, July 19, 2018, make the following correction: On page 34110, in the table, in the “Lunch and supper” column, under “Tier II”, under “Next 150”, in the last row, “195” should read “105”.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates
CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP18-2018 CACFP13-2018
Child Nutrition Programs’ Flexibilities for School Year 2018-2019

An interim final rule published on Nov. 30, 2017 (82 FR 56703) provides child nutrition program (CNP) operators targeted flexibilities for milk, whole grains, and sodium requirements for School Year (SY) 2018-2019. This memorandum summarizes the flexibilities that will be effective July 1, 2018.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursday - Menu Planning

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of monthly interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Serving Meat and Meat Alternatives at Breakfast

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of monthly interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. 

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP10-2018
Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, with Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight State flexibilities and local choices for complying with the five-day reconciliation requirement in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Under 7 CFR 226.6(m)(4) and 226.16(d)(4), all reviews of day care homes and sponsored centers must include the reconciliation of meal counts with enrollment and attendance records for five consecutive operating days. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing revised guidance to eliminate disparities and reduce duplication in this review process. This guidance supersedes CACFP 24-2016: Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, with Questions and Answers, issued on Sept. 7, 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP05 CACFP05-2018
Providing Child Nutrition Program Benefits to Disaster Survivor Evacuees

This memorandum provides a reminder overview of options available under current program policy and regulation for connecting children and adult survivors, who have evacuated from areas subject to major disaster and emergency declarations, with child nutrition program (CNP) benefits. Many survivors have evacuated as a result of the recent hurricanes and wildfires and program operators are working hard to enroll and provide services for those evacuees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-144, SP 04-2018, SFSP 01-2018, CACFP 04-2018
Market Basket Analysis when Procuring Program Goods and Modifying Contracted-For Product Lists

This memorandum provides guidance to state distributing agencies and recipient agencies on the use of market basket analysis in procuring processed end products for USDA Foods in Schools and commercial goods for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program.