Child and adult food program offers meal reimbursements

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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which is managed locally by the Delaware Department of Education. Sponsors in CACFP can receive reimbursement for meals served in compliance with program regulations at qualifying child care centers, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, family day care homes and afterschool programs. Sponsors may be reimbursed for up to two meals and one snack per participant each day. Participant eligibility is tied to income eligibility guidelines that are adjusted annually by the USDA. The current eligibility guidelines are as follows:

FOR USE BY CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR REDUCED PRICE MEALS

Effective Date July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

 

FAMILY SIZE YEARLY MONTHLY WEEKLY
1 $22,311 $1,860   $430
2 $30,044 $2,504   $578
3 $37,777 $3,149   $727
4 $45,510 $3,793   $876
5 $53,243 $4,437   $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082   $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726   $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,371   $1,471
For each additional household member, add:

 

 

$7,733

 

 

$645

 

 

$149


Conversion factors: Conversion is required if there are multiple income sources with more than one frequency (Example: a monthly Social Security check and a weekly wage stub). The participating agency must annualize all income by multiplying: weekly income by 52; bi-weekly income (received every two weeks) by 26; semi-monthly income (received twice a month) by 24; and monthly income by 12.

For more information please call the Delaware Department of Education Nutrition Office at (302) 857-3356.

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