Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to CACFP State Directors

Public Law 106-224, the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (ARPA), made a significant change to the procedures involved in terminating the participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of an institution or a day care home determined to be seriously deficient. Specifically, these new procedures will require a change in the effective date of the termination and the flow of CACFP funds prior to the termination.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: NSLP, SMP and CACFP State Administrative Expense Funds, Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools: Reimbursement for Snacks in Afterschool Care Programs

Under this proposed rule, certain afterschool care programs would earn reimbursement for snacks served which meet program requirements.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CACFP Improving Management and Program Integrity

This rule proposes changes to the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations. These changes result from the findings of state and federal program reviews and from audits and investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SMP, SFSP, CACFP, and Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools: Disclosure of Children's Eligibility Information

This proposed rule would amend the regulations for the Special Milk Program for Children, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Determination of Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools relating to the confidentiality of information about individuals who receive free and reduced price meals and free milk.

Resource | Policy Memos
Implementing Statutory Changes to the CACFP Mandated by the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-224)

This memorandum provides guidance for state agencies to implement the statutory changes mandated by PL 106-224, which was signed into law by the President on June 20, 2000.

Resource | Notices
Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001)

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 or free milk for the period from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001.

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, 2000 - June 30, 2001)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to: the national average payment rates for meals and supplements 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 supplements 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
Licensing/Approval in Family and Group Day Care Homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

This memorandum provides flexibility to State agencies and sponsoring organizations of family day care homes in approving homes for CACFP participation under these circumstances.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Modification of the "Vegetable Protein Products'' Requirements for Child Nutrition Programs

This final rule updates the requirements for using ‘‘Vegetable Protein Products’’ in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program (the Child Nutrition programs).