The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It provides reimbursement to child care
providers and centers to help them serve nutritious meals and snacks.
USDA Food Program Website
The amount of reimbursement you receive depends on:
|Meal||Tier 1||Tier 2|
You submit a monthly claim at the end of each month.
Claims received in the Providers Choice office by 3:00 PM on Thursday of the current week are typically paid the following week on Friday (via direct deposit or mail).
Contact Us for more information on reimbursement.
Why participate in the Food Program?
Get information on the Food Program meal pattern requirements. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to print the information. Download Adobe Reader for free.
As with any business, you have to pay income taxes. With your food costs the same, but more money coming in from the USDA Food Program, your income goes up!
The monthly increase in your income is like getting a raise. You have to pay taxes on your raise, but it's still a raise! Here is a Tax Comparison Chart that points out the after-tax income benefits of participating in the USDA Food Program.
In addition to receiving reimbursement for your day care children, the USDA does allow reimbursement for your own children under these circumstances: