The Adult Day Care (ADC) component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding for meals to functionally impaired adults in non-residential day care settings. These centers enable elderly and disabled adults to remain in their own home or in the home of a family member, guardian, or other care giver, and avoid premature institutionalization.
CACFP meals give adults the nutrition they need as a routine part of their day care program and plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS):
Adult Care Centers may participate in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) independently (and work directly with the State) or under a sponsoring organization. Centers must be licensed or approved by a State or local agency, and may be public, private nonprofit, or private for-profit. However, for-profit centers must serve higher numbers of low-income adults or adults who receive Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income to be eligible to participate.
Reimbursement Estimator Tool
Centers can see how much they will receive as an estimated reimbursement
Adult participants are defined as a person enrolled in an adult day care center who is functionally impaired or 60 years of age or older. Individuals who reside with family members are eligible, though individuals who reside in institutions are not eligible for CACFP benefits.
To apply, applicants must attend CACFP basic training either in person or online. In-person training is available monthly at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and you can register on Eventbrite.
Application documents can be requested at the end of either the in-person or online training.
For-profit adult day care centers are eligible to participate in CACFP if they receive compensation under Title XIX (Medicaid Program) and/or Title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) of the Social Security Act and at least 25 percent of enrolled participants receive Title XIX or Title XX benefits.
Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for assistance understanding qualification requirements or if you need assistance with the application process.
Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for training requests.
Adult Day Care: A Child and Adult Care Program Handbook | Facts About the Adult Component of the CACFP
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Reimbursements for meals served to eligible adults:
Submit Claims Online
Once a claim has been submitted, you can amend the claim within 60 days of the close of the claim month to be eligible for reimbursement.
Program Payments for Centers
Electronic Code of Federal Regulation (e-CFR)
In coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) our office distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarify program requirements and regulations.
Memorandum: New Bulletin Distribution Explanation
A quick tutorial on how our office structures and distributes policy.
The following policy bulletins/memorandums provide urgent or highly requested content:
For all other related policy information, please refer to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).