DEPARTMENT SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM INSTITUTIONS

Sep 25, 2015

Department also Outlines Eligibility Requirements for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), through the Division of Nutrition Support, announces it is gearing up to administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP provides healthy meals to both children and adults by making meals more affordable. CACFP participants receive meals and snacks through daycare centers, after school programs, emergency shelters, and homes, among other locations.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is offered in accordance with federal law and the USDA policy. All child care participants who are in foster care and/or enrolled in Head Start centers are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. In addition, all child care participants who are recipients of Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) assistance units, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. This applies to centers and homes receiving federal assistance from the CACFP.

All adult care participants who are recipients of Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) assistance units, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Medicaid are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. This applies to centers and homes receiving federal assistance from the CACFP.

CACFP meals will be provided at sites which are under contract with the Department or at homes or day-care centers operating under agreements with sponsoring organizations which are under contract with the Department. Eligibility for free or reduced meal reimbursement for the Child and Adult Care Food Program is based on the following income scales effective July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
 


ELIGIBLE FOR REDUCED PRICE MEALS IF INCOME IS AT OR BELOW:

Household
Size

Yearly

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

$21,775

$1,815

$908

$838

$419

2

29,471

2,456

1,228

1,134

567

3

37,167

3,098

1,549

1,430

715

4

44,863

3,739

1,870

1,726

863

5

52,559

4,380

2,190

2,022

1,011

6

60,255

5,022

2,511

2,318

1,159

7

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

For each addt’l family member add

+ $7,696

+ $642

+ $321

+ $296

+ $148



Training is available for potential sponsors at the following website: http://cnp.doe.louisiana.gov.

For more information on these programs, contact the Department’s Division of Nutrition Support at 1-877-453-2721 or (225) 342-3720.

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