Child and Adult Care Food Program
The USDA Nationwide Waivers
These nationwide waivers have been issued by the USDA in response to COVID-19 and are based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency. View the nationwide waivers and CACFP procedure memos here.
- At-a-glance information about the nationwide waivers.
- Frequently asked questions about the nationwide waivers and CACFP operations during COVID-19.
- Waiver Request: Statewide Area Eligibility and Administrative Requirements for Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes Operating during COVID-19.
- Family Day Care Home Request to Complete Monitoring as Desk Audits.
- Request to Waive Activity Requirements for At-risk Afterschool Programs due to COVID-19.
- Request to Waive Onsite Monitoring Requirements for State Agencies.
How to apply for CACFP
- To begin the application process, please complete and return the CACFP New Applicant Intake Form.
- Licensed family child care home providers can participate in the CACFP through a sponsoring organization.
- When School’s Out: A comparison of child nutrition options (Afterschool Snack Program, CACFP’s afterschool program and the Summer Food Service Program).
- Use this cost-benefit tool to see how your program can benefit from CACFP participation.
A School Food Authority (SFA) is the administering unit for the operation of a school feeding program, such as NSLP or SFSP. The application process for an SFA has streamlined requirements.
Infants and children through age 12.
Children of migrant workers through age 15.
Centers that provide care for physically and mentally disabled people where most children are 18 and younger.
Daycare facilities that serve adults in a nonresidential setting.