Sep 20, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La.-The Louisiana Department of Education's Division of Nutrition Support today announced it is seeking applications from eligible institutions interested in administering the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federally funded program that provides healthy, affordable meals to both children and adults. The program's 2018 fiscal year begins Oct. 1, 2017, and applications are accepted year-round.
The program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service Program. It is federally funded, but administered by individual states. Program participants receive meals and snacks through daycare centers, afterschool programs, emergency shelters and homes, among other locations. CACFP meals will be provided at sites under contract with the state education department, or at homes or daycare centers operating under agreements with sponsoring organizations under contract with the agency.
CACFP eligibility is based on the following income scales effective through June 30, 2018.
Reduced Price Meal Eligibility:
Household Size
Twice Per Month
Every Two Weeks
Each additional family member add
+ $7,733
+ $645
+ $323
+ $298
+ $149
In addition, the following individuals are automatically eligible:
  • All child care participants who are in foster care and/or enrolled in Head Start Centers;
  • All child care participants who are recipients of the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formally Food Stamps), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) assistance units, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)*; and
  • All adult care participants who are recipients of FITAP, SNAP, FDPIR, SSI or Medicaid.*
*This applies to centers and homes receiving federal assistance from the CACFP.

Additional Information
For training opportunities for potential sponsors, click here.
For more information on these programs, contact the Department's Division of Nutrition Support at1-877-453-2721or(225) 342-3720.
Non Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and 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 found online or 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax (202)690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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