A child care provider can start in the CACFP after completing an Informational Session and a Pre-Approval Visit. To register for the next Informational Session, please contact us.
Upon completion of a Pre-Approval Visit, a Continuous Application and Agreement (DOH-3705) and CACFP Pre-Approval Checklist (CACFP-106) must be completed in order to participate. This will be kept on file and does not require you to complete annually. Once enrolled, providers are assigned a tier reimbursement based upon one of the following three (3) rates:
1. Tier I – You will qualify for higher rates based on census information, school district, or household income. All meals will be reimbursed at the Tier 1.
2. Tier II – If you do not qualify for Tier I rates, all meals will be reimbursed at Tier II.
3. Mixed – If do not qualify for Tier I rates, you canchoose to distribute Income Eligibility Applications (DOH 4162) to your day care children. Meals for children that satisfy the income guidelines will be reimbursed at Tier I and all others will be paid at Tier II.
To ensure your success in the program, a CACFP monitor will visit you within the first twenty-eight (28) days of participation to review the requirements of the program and to review meal claim records submitted.