The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the Child and Adult Care Food Program, 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:
— Family of one: $22,311 yearly; $1,860 monthly; $430 weekly.
— Family of two: $30,044 yearly, $2,504 monthly; $578 weekly.
— Family of three: $37,777 yearly, $3,149 monthly; $727 weekly.
— Family of four: $45,510 yearly; $3,793 monthly; $876 weekly.
— Family of five: $53,243 yearly; $4,437 monthly; $1,024 weekly.
— Family of six: $60,976 yearly; $5,802 monthly; $1,173 weekly.
— Family of seven: $68,709 yearly; $5,726 monthly; $1,322 weekly.
— Family of eight: $76,442 yearly; $6,371 monthly; $1,471 weekly.
For each additional family member, add $7,733 yearly; $645 monthly; or $149 weekly.
Conversion factors: Conversion is required if there are multiple income sources with more than one frequency; for example, a monthly Social Security check and a weekly wage stub. The participating agency must annualize all income by multiplying: weekly income by 52; biweekly (paid every two weeks) income by 26; semimonthly income (paid twice a month) by 24; and monthly income by 12.
For more, call 857-3356.