DEPARTMENT SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM INSTITUTIONS

Feb 01, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La.-- The Louisiana Department of Education's Division of Nutrition Support is now accepting applications from institutions interested in administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which provides healthy meals to both children and adults by making meals more affordable. CACFP participants receive meals and snacks through day care centers, afterschool programs, emergency shelters and day care homes, among other locations.
 
CACFP is offered in accordance with federal law and a U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations assistance units, or Supplemental Security Income 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 that are under contract with the Louisiana Department of Education or at homes or day care centers operating under agreements with sponsoring organizations that are under contract with the Louisiana Department of Education. Eligibility for free or reduced meal reimbursement for the CACFP is based on the following income scales, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

 

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

 

Household

Size

Yearly

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

$21,978

$1,832

$916

$846

$423

2

$29,637

$2,470

$1,235

$1,140

$570

3

$37,296

$3,108

$1,554

$1,435

$718

4

$44,955

$3,747

$1,874

$1,730

$865

5

$52,614

$4,385

$2,193

$2,024

$1,012

6

$60,273

$5,023

$2,512

$2,319

$1,160

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

Applications will be accepted at any time during the program year. Application information can be obtained at a training provided by the Louisiana Department of Education. Training information is available for potential sponsors at the following website: http://cnp.doe.louisiana.gov. Training must be completed by potential sponsors prior to application approval. Applicants will be notified once applications have been reviewed by staff.

For more information on these programs, contact the state education department's Division of Nutrition Support at 1-877-453-2721 or (225) 342-3720.
 
Non Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online here and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax:
(202) 690-7442

Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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