CACFP Reimbursement Claims and Grants

Provides information about financial resources that are available to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Operators, such as reimbursement rates, how to file a claim, and available grant opportunities.

For specific details related to allowable operating and administrative costs, program income, and meals, please refer to the Child Care Centers or Day Care Home Sponsors Administrative Manuals or contact the CACFP Specialist for your agency.

Claims for Reimbursement

Reimbursement Rates

The DSS CACFPB regrets to announce that the CACFP phase of the Direct Deposit Project is on hold. This letter from the Branch Chief provides more information.

Reimbursement rates for the current program year can be found on the CACFP Reimbursement Rates web page. This includes rates for both CACFP centers and day care homes.

Income eligibility scales for the current program year can be found on the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines web page.

File a Claim

If you have questions about filing a claim or an existing claim, contact your CACFP Claims Analyst, Justin Studevan at

  • Address Changes: Instructions for submitting CACFP Address Changes, including address change request and payee data record forms.

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Day Care Home Expansion Grant

Contact Leslie Schar at or by phone 916-210-9777.

The USDA allows eligible Day Care Home (DCH) sponsors to obtain additional administrative funds to conduct outreach and recruitment activities to expand the number of DCH providers that participate in the CACFP in low-income or rural areas. DCH expansion funds provide payments to DCH sponsors for administrative expenses incurred to identify, recruit, train, and enroll providers in the CACFP. The expansion funds are authorized by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), Section 226.12, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Send requests for information to

Request for Applications and Instructions for Day Care Home Expansion Funds Application 2022–23.


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CDSS Child and Adult Care Food Program
744 P Street, MS 9-13-290
Sacramento, CA 95814

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