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cacfp for PROVIDERS
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program administered by the NY State Department of Health (DOH). It is a nutrition education and meal reimbursement program helping providers serve nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks to children in day care settings.
Healthy meals are crucial for positive childhood development and your provider can receive aid and educational support to ensuring your child is getting a healthy meal.
Family child care homes are eligible to receive aid, as are many child care centers.
You provider will need to fill out the CACFP Enrollment Application. They can connect with their local CACFP Specialist who will help them through the enrollment process, including answering any eligibility questions.
Families of the children in care will need to fill out information forms to determine eligibility, which includes information about income level.
There are 2 ways to get your provider involved:
Ask your provider if they've heard about CACFP and whether they are eligible. You can direct them to our website to find out more, at ww.earlycareandlearning.org/cacfp.
Contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral agency who will connect with your provider to see if they are interested in applying for CACFP. You can find your local agency in the Child Care Resource & Referral Directory.