Posted: Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:26pm Updated: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 3:17pm

An Overview of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Application Process At-a-Glance

  • Step 1 Submit an Eligibility Questionnaire
  • Step 2 Complete Core Documents
  • Step 3 New Sponsor Training*
  • Step 4 Technical Assistance Visit with a Field Consultant
  • Step 5 Submit Online Application and Final Documents (CNPweb)
  • Step 6 Pre-approval Visit with Field Consultant
  • Step 7 Begin Program Implementation Upon Receiving an Approval Notice
    *If you are unable to complete online training, contact the state agency for alternative assistance.

Click here to register for an in-person New Sponsor Workshop (you do not need to have started an application to attend).

Participation through a Sponsoring Organization

Family day care home providers may only participate in CACFP through an agreement with a sponsoring organization. All other child care facilities may participate directly with the Indiana Department of Education or through a sponsoring organization.

Learn More about Programs Offered Through CACFP

CENTERS/MINISTRIES SPONSORS OF HOMES OR CENTERS
HEAD START FACILITIES OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS PROGRAMS
ADULT DAYCARE FACILITIES AT-RISK AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
HOMELESS/EMERGENCY SHELTERS FAMILY DAY CARE HOMES