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Treatment of the Shared Maintenance Fee for Food Bank Donations in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the procedures for determining the allowable cost portion of the shared maintenance fees charged by food banks for donations to institutions and facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Policy Memos
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – Budget Approval Issues

This memorandum is intended to clarify when the State agency can require an institution to devote a specific amount or percentage of CACFP funds to pay for food or other costs.

Resource | Policy Memos
Applicability of FNS Instruction 788-16 to Multi-State Proprietary Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors (CACFP)

This memorandum is intended to clarify that the provisions of FNS Instruction 788-16, copy attached, also apply to proprietary multi-state CACFP sponsors.

Resource | Policy Memos
Review Requirements for At-Risk Afterschool Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that State agencies and sponsoring organizations must use the review procedures outlined in the current CACFP regulations to review at-risk afterschool care centers.

Resource | Policy Memos
Reimbursement of Infant Meals in the Child Nutrition Programs

The child nutrition programs reimburse child care centers, family day care homes, emergency shelters, schools, and residential child care institutions for the costs of serving nutritious meals--including the costs of preparation and clean up of meals--to infants.

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Recruiting For-Profit Centers to Participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The FY 2003 U.S. Department of Agriculture appropriations legislation (Public Law No. 108-7), enacted on February 20, 2003, extended the free and reduced price provision for for-profit centers in the CACFP through September 30, 2003. The intent of this provision was to extend the availability of Program benefits offered to low-income children by expanding upon the eligibility requirements for proprietary centers.

Resource | Policy Memos
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Deadlines for Retroactive Reimbursement of Free/Reduced Price Provision for For-Profit Centers

This is a follow-up to our February 21, 2003, memorandum that announced the extension of the provision allowing some for-profit child care centers to participate in CACFP. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidelines on the submission of retroactive claims for reimbursement.

Resource | Policy Memos
Policy Exception – Family Size and Income Determinations in the Child Nutrition Programs for Certain Military Families

We are providing further clarification on the child nutrition policy for military households affected by deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Resource | Policy Memos
Implementation of Interim Rule: Monitor Staffing Standards in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) [§§ 226.16(b)(1), 226.6(b)(18)(ii)(B), and 226.6(f)(2)]

The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the enclosed guidance concerning proper implementation of Public Law 106-224.