Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Colorado Department of Education COVID-19 Resources for Schools
- Hunger Free Colorado's food resources during COVID-19.
- Meal sites during COVID-19 school closures.
- Food distribution household programs.
- The Waiver to Allow Meal Service Time Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs.
- The Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in the Child Nutrition Programs.
- The Waiver of the Activity Requirment in Afterschool Care Child Nurtition Programs.
- The Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs.
- The Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children.
Please review the following CACFP Procedure Memos in regards to the above mentioned USDA waivers:
- Procedure Memo CENTERS #20-08, FDCH #20-08, ADC #20-07 - COVID-19 Nationwide Waivers 1-3.
- Procedure Memo CENTERS #20-10, FDCH #20-10, ADC #20-09 - Waiver for Meal Pattern Flexibility.
- Procedure Memo CENTERS #20-11, FDCH #20-11, ADC #20-09 - Waiver to Allow Parent Pick Up for Meals.
- Meal Pattern Waiver for Sponsors Operating During COVID-19 Unanticipated School Closures.
- Congregate Feeding for At-risk Institutions During COVID-19 Regular Operations or School Closures.
- CACFP At-risk Request for No Enrichment Activity Requirements.
- CACFP Family Day Care Home Request to Complete Monitoring as Desk Audits.
CACFP is available at emergency shelters that provide temporary housing for displaced families. CACFP serves children 0-18 years and disabled adult participants. Contact Naomi Steenson at CDPHE if you have questions about emergency feeding through CACFP.
For Child Nutrition Programs administered by the Colorado Department of Education and to provide emergency feeding through SSP or SFSP, contact McKenna Pullen at 720-644-7259.
How to apply for CACFP
- To begin the application process, please complete and return the CACFP New Applicant Intake Form.
- Licensed family child care home providers can participate in the CACFP through a sponsoring organization.
- When School’s Out: A comparison of child nutrition options (Afterschool Snack Program, CACFP’s afterschool program and the Summer Food Service Program).
- Use this cost-benefit tool to see how your program can benefit from CACFP participation.
A School Food Authority (SFA) is the administering unit for the operation of a school feeding program, such as NSLP or SFSP. The application process for an SFA has streamlined requirements.
Infants and children through age 12.
Children of migrant workers through age 15.
Centers that provide care for physically and mentally disabled people where most children are 18 and younger.
Daycare facilities that serve adults in a nonresidential setting.