Federal Meal Assistance Funds Available

Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses some costs associated with serving meals to children and qualified adults.

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OLYMPIA — December 16, 2019 — The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) encourages eligible centers in Washington state to participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP reimburses some costs associated with serving meals to children and qualified adults.

The following care centers and institutions may participate in the CACFP:

  1. Nonresidential licensed public or private nonprofit child-care centers or family day-care homes.

The CACFP reimburses meals at established rates based on the school building data, family income, or federal assistance received in households where enrolled children and adults reside. Meals served to eligible homeless and at-risk children are reimbursed at the free rate. Reimbursements help institutions offset some of the costs of providing well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks to participants.

Meals will be made available to participants at no separate charge.

Monthly Income Eligibility Guidelines

The following monthly income eligibility guidelines determine reimbursement rates:

Click here for an ADA Compliant version of this table.

Institutions may apply for the program by contacting Mary Nagel, Child Nutrition Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, Washington 98504–7200.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) online or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866–632–9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250–9410; fax: 202–690–7442; or email USDA Program Intake.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Led by Supt. Chris Reykdal, OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state.

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