CACFP - For-Profit Center Eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Posted: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 8:08am Updated: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:14pm

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 permanently establishes, at section 17(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), that for-profit centers may participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) if at least 25 percent of the children served are eligible for free or reduced price meals. As described at section 17(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the NSLA, for-profit centers may also continue to qualify for CACFP participation if at least 25 percent of enrolled children or 25 percent of licensed capacity (whichever is less) receive title XX compensation.