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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an extension of the national school lunch program which reimburses child care providers a set reimbursement rate for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. The goal of the program is to provide nutritious meals to children, introduce them to a variety of foods, promote good eating habits, and provide opportunities for them to learn about food.

What are the benefits of participating in CACFP?

Children will:

  • Continue to receive nutritious meals and snacks in spite of rising food costs
  • Develop good eating habits
  • Learn about nutrition through regular visits from the sponsor
Parents will:
  • Be assured their children are receiving balanced, nutritious meals
  • Not be asked to pay the expense of meal reimbursement
Providers will:
  • Increase their income without raising their rates while adhering to the CACFP standards to best meet the needs of the children
  • Enhance their professional skills through free nutrition training
  • Have opportunities to network with other provider


Who is Eligible to Participate in CACFP?

  • Nonregistered Child Care Homes accepting Child Care Assistance, see requirements for participation here
  • Child Development Home (CDH) providers are only allowed to participate in this program under the sponsorship of a local Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) administering agency or sponsor
  • Child Care Centers (CCC) are also eligible - please contact the Iowa Department of Education for eligibility requirements and reimbursement rates

Reimbursement rates for July 1st, 2018-June 30th, 2019 are:
  • Breakfast ranges from $.48 to $1.31
  • Lunch ranges from $1.48 to $2.46
  • Snack ranges from $.20 to $.73
These rates are adjusted every year.

Child Development Home Providers Contact: Child Care Centers Contact:
Clydene Canady Robin Holz
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. Bureau of Nutrition, Health & Transportation
Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee & Ida Counties Grimes State Office Building
418 S. Marion Street 400 E 14th Street
Remsen, IA  51050 Des Moines, IA  50319-0146
800-859-2025, ext. 3492
or 712-786-3492

Federal CACFP Website

Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us.  The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not submit all needed information, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Food Assistance (FA), Family Investment Program (FIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We may share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

USDA Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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 at:, 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; or


* Only use this address I you are filing a complaint of discrimination.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Notice:  “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website:”