Child Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP Reimbursements:  Reimbursement information is updated at the time the direct deposits are issued.  The Family Daycare Home CACFP reimbursement direct deposits for claim month “March 2018”  were issued on April 24, 2018. 
The CASY Child & Adult Care Food Program is a program designed to help children enrolled in child care facilities to receive the nutritious meals their growing bodies need while keeping costs down for the child care provider or facility. The CASY CACFP does this by reimbursing the child care provider or facility based on the number of meals served to enrolled children and providing ongoing nutrition education to child care providers. This in turn aids the parents because not only are they assured their children are receiving nutritious meals and snacks, their child care costs are kept down as well.

The CASY Child & Adult Care Food Program uses Minute Menu HX as their claiming system. With Minute Menu HX a child care provider has the option to document claim information and enrollment on scantron forms or online. Minute Menu HX reduces time spent on claim documentation and claim errors and dis-allowances. See the CASY FAQ’s Page for more information on Minute Menu HX. The CASY CACFP also offers many different options for Food Program training hours from workshops to online trainings. See the CASY Food Program training page for more information on training.

The CACFP is a federally funded program. It is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Indiana State Department of Education administers CACFP at the state level. CASY is a Child & Adult Care Food Program Sponsor contracted with the Indiana State Department of Education. The CASY Child & Adult Care Food Program serves the counties in West Central Indiana. For more information regarding the CASY Child & Adult Care Food Program contact the Food Program Manager.

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The United States Department of Agriculture has issued the following INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES for Tier 1 Determination effective July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017.

July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Household Size Monthly Income Household Size Monthly Income
1 1,860 5 4,437
2 2,504 6 5,082
3 3,149 7 5,726
4 3,793 8 6,371

For each additional family member, add $645


The United States Department of Agriculture has issued the following tiering rates effective July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

Tier 1 Tier 2
Breakfast                        1.31 Breakfast                          .48
Lunch/Supper                  2.46 Lunch/Supper                   1.48
Supplements/Snacks         .73 Supplements/Snacks           .20

Tiering status is determined by school, census, and/or provider’s income.  In order to claim providers own children you must qualify by income.  CASY food program staff will determine eligibility. Only one meal per child may be claimed at each meal service.  Up to three meals, one of which must be a supplement/snack, may be claimed for each enrolled child per day. The above amounts may be adjusted periodically.  CASY will notify you of any changes.