Resource | Technical Assistance
Implementing Changes to the CACFP in Interim Rule entitled, “CACFP: Improving Management and Program Integrity”

On Sept. 1, 2004, FNS published an interim rule entitled, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity” (69 FR 53501). This rule puts into effect regulatory provisions that FNS had proposed on Sept. 12, 2000 (65 FR 55101), as modified in response to 548 public comments received on that proposal.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0044
Automatic Eligibility for Early Head Start Participants

This memorandum supplements the guidance issued on May 16, 2008, concerning automatic eligibility for free meals for any child who is enrolled in Head Start.

CACFP 10-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0036
Simplified Acquisition Threshold

The purpose of this memorandum is to extend the prevailing simplified acquisition threshold, commonly referred to as the small purchase threshold, to the Child and Adult Care (CACFP) and Summer Food Service (SFSP) Programs.

CACFP 09-2008
Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2009 (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

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 | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009)

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, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0027
Streamlining At-Risk Afterschool Meal Participation for School Food Authorities Currently Participating in the NSLP

The purpose of this memorandum is to establish the authority of state agencies (SA) that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at-risk afterschool meals to permit School Food Authorities (SFA) to administer the CACFP at-risk afterschool meals in a manner consistent with the NSLP requirements.

CACFP 08-2008
Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals in Eligible States

The intent of this proposed rule is to conform CACFP regulations to statutory amendments that provide an additional meal for at-risk children through age 18 who are participating in afterschool programs in the eligible states.