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Child and Adult Care Food Program

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The CASY Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is designed to help children enrolled in child care facilities receive the nutritious meals their growing bodies need, while keeping costs down for the child care provider or facility. The program 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, but their child care costs are kept down as well. The CASY CACFP staff also offers continuing education and support to CACFP-enrolled child care providers. This federally funded program is administered 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 and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor contracted with the Indiana State Department of Education and serves the West Central Indiana.

For more information regarding the CASY Child and Adult Care Food Program contact CACFP Director Terri Hemminghouse at themminghouse@casyonline.org or by phone 812-232-3952 ext. 28.

CACFP Reimbursement Information

Reimbursement information is updated at the time direct deposits are issued. The Family Day Care Home CACFP reimbursement direct deposits for claim month December 2017 were issued on January 24, 2018. Note: It may take up to 5 business days for the funds to reach your account. CASY CACFP uses Minute Menu HX as our 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.

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued the following INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES for Tier 1 Determination effective July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019.

Household Size Monthly Income Household Size Monthly Income
1 1,872 5 4,536
2 2,536 6 5,202
3 3,204 7 5,868
4 3,870 8 6,534
For each additional family member, add $666

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued the following tiering rates effective July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.

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 provider’s own children, you must qualify by income. CASY Food Program staff will determine eligibility. Only one 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.

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