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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that pays child and adult care providers for eligible meals served to participants who meet age and income requirements within approved care facilities. Administrative payments are also provided for institutions that sponsor the participation of child care homes and unaffiliated child and adult care centers. The CACFP is administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) Fiscal Services and Community Services sections. The system allows the management of information about institutions, such as their agreement number, name and address. It also allows for the managment of the meal program claims. Reimbursement funds calculated by the system for meals are based on the rate provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) each July 1st. These rates are again updated at the beginning of each fiscal year (October 1st).



Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that pays approved sponsors for eligible meals served to participants who meet age and other program requirements. The SFSP is administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) Fiscal Services and Community Services sections. The State of Tennessee implements SFSP through a contract with schools, private/ not-for-profit agencies, residential camp sites and other eligible sponsors. The system allows the management of the meal program claims about sponsors, such as their agreement number, name and address. It also allows for the management of the meal program claims.


SFSP - USDA Information
For SFSP application forms, please call (615) 313-4749.