Child and Adult Care Food Program

To participate in CACFP you must be licensed or registered by the State of New York as a Family or Group Family Day Care Home, or be enrolled with the local Department of Social Services to provide legally exempt care. There is NO COST to enroll in the program and you must have at least one child in care.

To begin the enrollment process you should call the Council at 845-473-4141 ext. 220 and a representative will ask you a few simple questions about your program. At that time an initial visit in your home will be scheduled. This visit will help you understand the program and the paperwork involved. Once all the state-mandated paperwork is completed you may begin claiming meals.

Reimbursement Rates

As a participant in CACFP you will be eligible to receive 1 of 2 reimbursement rates. Tier 1 rates are paid to homes located in low-income areas and to low-income providers. Meals or snacks served to children who are eligible for free and reduced school meals also receive Tier 1 rates. As of July 1, 2020, the current rates are:


Breakfast Lunch/Supper Snack
Tier 1 1.39 2.61 0.78
Tier 2 0.50 1.58 0.21

CACFP MEAL REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS

You may be reimbursed for up to:

2 meals (breakfast, lunch or supper) and 1 snack daily
Or
2 snacks and 1 meal (breakfast, lunch or supper) daily

Meal Requirements are

  • Breakfast

    Milk
    Vegetable, Fruit or 100% Fruit Juice
    Bread or Bread Alternate

  • Snack: (Select Two)

    Milk
    Meat / Meat Alternate
    Vegetable, Fruit or 100% Fruit Juice
    Bread or Bread Alternate

  • Lunch and Supper

    Milk
    Meat / Meat Alternate
    (Two) Vegetable and/or Fruit
    Bread or Bread Alternate


Non-Discrimination Statement
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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution in an equal opportunity provider.