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Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

Public Announcement on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) announces the availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides supplemental reimbursement to Institutions for the provision of nutritious meals to qualifying adults and children without charge and are the same for all regardless of 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.

CACFP sponsors are reimbursed for each meal served according to predetermined USDA reimbursement rates based on the income levels of the individual or families served by the program. The following chart containing income guidelines will be used to determine funding in Massachusetts from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021
Household SizeFree MealsReduced Price Meals
YearMonthWeekYearMonthWeek
116,5881,38331923,6061,968454
222,4121,86843131,8942,658614
328,2362,35354340,1823,349773
434,0602,83965548,4704,040933
539,8843,32476756,7584,7301,092
645,7083,80987965,0465,4211,251
751,5324,29599173,3346,1121,411
857,3564,7801,10381,6226,8021,570
Each additional
family member, add
+5,824+486+112+8,288+691+160

Visit Child and Adult Care Food Program for further information on the CACFP. If interested in becoming a sponsor or learning more about sponsored programs near you, contact MA DESE's Office for Food and Nutrition Programs (75 Pleasant St., Malden, MA, 02148), sponsorsupport@mass.gov or 781-338-6480.

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) found online at: Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer, and 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:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.





Last Updated: October 8, 2020



 
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