Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)


Last Published: 12/04/2018

Why is streamlining a big deal? Because reducing paperwork increases program efficiency, to make CACFP work better! Whether you are wondering how to make the best use of resources to implement the new meal requirements, or just looking for ideas to help you operate the program more effectively, here is information you can use!



2018 Increasing Flexibility for Verification of For-Profit Center Eligibility in CACFP

Proposed rule would establish annual eligibility and verification requirements that would reduce paperwork for many for-profit centers



2015: Reducing Paperwork in the Child and Adult Care Food Program 

Recommendations of the Paperwork Reduction Work Group to Congress, USDA, and States

2007: Child and Adult Care Food Program Paperwork Reduction Work Group Final Report

Ideas for reducing paperwork in applications, oversight, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting


Policy Guidance

CACFP 10-2018: Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the CACFP, with Q&As

CACFP 17-2017: Documenting Meals in the CACFP

CACFP 03-2014Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

CACFP 15-2013: Existing Flexibilities

CACFP 14-2013: Monitoring of Licensing Requirements

CACFP 13-2013: Health and Safety in the CACFP

CACFP 12-2013Transitioning from the Summer Food Service Program to the CACFP At-risk Afterschool Meals

CACFP 11-2013: Q&As Regarding the Participation of Head Start Programs in Child Nutrition Programs

CACFP 09-2013Additional State Requirements in the CACFP

CACFP 19-2011: Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: CACFP Applications

CACFP 05-2008: Sharing Income Eligibility Information Between Child Nutrition Programs

CACFP 01-2008: Facility Applications and Agreements in the CACFP

CACFP 11-2007: Accommodations for Non-Traditional Program Operators

CACFP 09-2007Electronic Record and Reporting Systems

CACFP 07-2007: Update on Electronic Transactions in the Child Nutrition Programs

CACFP 05-2007: Additional State Agency Requirements

CACFP 02-2007: Paperwork Reduction in the CACFP


Quick Guides

Applications and Renewals

Five-Day Reconciliation