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Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Eligibility Requirements

Any child development home providing care for children in Iowa may participate in the Iowa Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) if the child development home:

  • is registered by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and
  • has an Iowa CACFP Home Sponsor.

New Opportunities, Inc. CACFP Home Sponsor disburses CACFP reimbursement received from the State Agency to participating child development homes for serving meals that meet the CACFP requirements.


What Meals Can be Reimbursed?

Child Development Homes are reimbursed for planning and serving meals that follow CACFP requirements for children 1-12 years and infants. Homes may request approval to claim breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks (morning, afternoon and evening). Reimbursement is paid for not more than two meals and one snack, two snacks and one meal or three snacks per child per day.

Reimbursement is based on the Tier 1 and/or Tier 2 rates.  Contact New Opportunities, Inc. to discuss Tier eligibility and meal reimbursement.

Application Procedures

Contact the Child and Adult Care Food Program at New Opportunities, Inc. if you reside in Audubon, Carroll, Dallas, Guthrie, or Sac Counties. Call and ask for the CACFP representative to schedule a visit in your home to explain the CACFP requirements. 1-800-642-6330

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