Child and Adult Care Food Program for Centers
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) promotes improved nutrition for Minnesota children in day care centers and reimburses nonresidential child care centers and outside school hours care centers that serve nutritious meals and snacks. The centers may be eligible for reimbursement for meals and snacks served to: infants and children 12 years of age and younger, children of migrant workers 15 years of age and younger and children of any age with disabilities. Reimbursement is based on the income levels of children in care. Up to two meals and one snack or one meal and two snacks a day can be reimbursed for each child.

Public and private nonprofit schools and child care centers may be eligible to claim CACFP reimbursement for snacks served at no charge to students 18 years of age and younger participating in after-school care programs. Eligible programs must be located within the boundaries of elementary, low-income eligible school attendance areas.

Nonresidential adult day service centers may be reimbursed for meals and snacks served to adults at least 60 years of age and functionally impaired adults of any age who reside in the community. Reimbursement is based on the income levels of the enrolled adults. Emergency shelters may claim reimbursement for up to three meals or two meals and one snack per-child, per-day, served to infants and children 18 years of age and younger. Public, private nonprofit and certain private for-profit entities may apply to become sponsoring organizations under the center component of the CACFP.

Use the link provided to access the Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS). You can find forms, new sponsor IDs, site IDs, user IDs and submit applications, claims and more. New sponsors must complete and submit all application materials before receiving a CLiCS User ID.

See related resources for influenza season guidelines and a link to the USDA website, where you can find memorandums related to food service programs.

Required nondiscrimination statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Program Regulations
Current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) related to this program are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website:

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program Related Websites - 8/4/14
    USDA websites that provide specific information on Child Nutrition Programs and other nutrition related resources.
  • Listserv Subscribe/Unsubscribe Form - 4/11/12
    E-mail listservs are used to communicate important and late-breaking program information to customers. Complete and submit form to be included on FNS listservs for indicated Child Nutrition Programs.