The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to
nonresidential child and adult care facilities to serve nutritious meals and
Eligible programs in Washington:
- Nonresidential licensed public or private nonprofit child care centers or family day care homes
- Head Start
- Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program (ECEAP)
- Certain homeless shelters
- At-risk centers
- Proprietary child care centers, if at least 25% of their enrollment or
licensed capacity, whichever is less are eligible for free or reduced-price meals
- Certain adult care centers that provide services to adults 60 years of age or older or chronically impaired disabled persons 18 years of age or older are also eligible
- Infants and children through the age of 12
- Children of migrant workers 15 years of age and under
- Children 18 and under who reside in emergency shelters
- Children 18 and under who attend an at-risk center after their school day
- Mentally or physically disabled persons as defined by the state
- Adults 60 years of age and older
- Child and adult care centers are based on family income eligibility.
- Homeless shelters and at-risk centers are reimbursed at the free rate.
- Reimbursement rates for family day care home providers are based on a two-tiered structure determined by economic need based on the location of the day care home, the income of the day care provider, or the income of an individual child’s household.