Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency (LEA) officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and free milk in the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP) based on household applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06 CACFP03 SFSP06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Technical Assistance
CACFP Meal Patterns

Limited and Traditional Kitchen Facility Meal Menus 

Resource | Notice
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, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

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 | CACFP13-2013
Health and Safety in CACFP

This memorandum provides guidance to help sponsors detect and report the types of problems that rise to this higher level of concern.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP14-2013
Monitoring of Licensing Requirements in CACFP

This memorandum clarifies that, while use of CACFP monitors to review licensing requirements is permitted and may be beneficial, it may not be required by State agencies and is not an allowable use of CACFP funds.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP15-2013
Existing Flexibilities in CACFP

This memorandum is intended to highlight flexibilities that already exist at the State level to simplify and improve the delivery of nutrition assistance to low-income children and adult participants through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Resource | Best Practices
CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Best Practices, 2011

This report identifies practices pilot state agencies and household; program operators used to implement and administer the at-risk afterschool meals component of CACFP, challenges they encountered, and solutions they developed.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP40 CACFP11 SFSP13-2013
Q&As Regarding the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to consolidate our policy regarding the participation of Head Start Programs in the child nutrition programs. For more information about the Head Start Program and Early Head Start Program, please see the Office of Head Start’s website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP01 CACFP01 SFSP01-2013
Federal Small Purchase Threshold Adjustment

This memo clarifies the small purchase threshold applicable to procurements under FNS programs.