Adult Day Care (ADC) Centers

Welcome to Adult Day Care (ADC) Centers


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):

Qualifying and Applying

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.

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 and you can register on Eventbrite

Application documents can be requested at the end of either the in-person or online training.

Program Eligibility

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 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 Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for training requests.

Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement Rates
July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Reimbursements for meals served to eligible adults:

  • are made to those institutions that have an agreement with a State agency to operate the ADC component of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP),
  • are paid out of program funds made available to the State from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Reimbursements may be paid by the State agencies directly, to independent centers or to sponsoring organizations which then reimburse or use the funds to provide food to sponsored facilities,
  • are based on the number of meals and snacks served to non-residential eligible adults based on the applicable free, reduced price, or paid rate for meals and snacks.

Reimbursement Claims

Submit Claims Online in CNPWeb.


  • are due by the fifth working day of the month (to receive payment by the end of that month)
  • must be submitted no later than 60 days from the end of the month being claimed

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(External Web Content)
Electronic Code of Federal Regulation (e-CFR)

  • Title 7: 226.11(a): Requirement for Agreements
  • Title 7: 226-11(c): Reimbursements


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.

Highlighted USDA/FNS Policy Bulletins/Memorandums

The following policy bulletins/memorandums provide urgent or highly requested content:

  • None at this time.

For all other related policy information, please refer to the Utah State Board of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).