Family Day Care Homes Program (FDCH)

Overview

The Family Day Care Homes Program is a component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Sponsors enter into an agreement with the State Agency to sponsor FDCH providers. FDCH Sponsors receive a set administrative reimbursement based on the number or homes they sponsor. FDCH Providers receive meal reimbursements on a tier system that is based on provider income, whether the home is located in a low-income area, or the eligibility of the children enrolled in care. The number of meals and snacks eligible to receive reimbursement per day vary between sponsor type.

Qualifying/Applying

The FDCH Program is a federally funded program designed to offer aid to help day care homes provide nutritious meals to children ages 12 and under. All FDCH Sponsoring Organizations must be either government or private nonprofit institutions. Private individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to function as sponsors.

To apply to become a FDCH Sponsoring Organization and for help understanding the basic qualification requirements, please contact the FDCH specialists at 801-538-7680.

If you are a provider wishing to participate on the Food Program, please contact one of our FDCH Sponsors.

Alliance for Children
Paula Baron
5667 S. Redwood Rd. #5A
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Phone: (801) 313-1090 
Toll Free: (800) 773-4731

Child Care Nutrition (CCNP)
Michael Diehl
6830 Old Main Hill USU
Logan, Utah 84322-6830
Phone: (435) 797-2169
Toll Free: (800) 540-2169

Helping Hands (HH) 
Susan Ison
5522 South 3200 West Ste 110 
Taylorsville, Utah 84129
Phone: (801) 955-6234
Child Management Associates (CMA)
Debbie Loeffelbein
8831 S. Redwood Rd Suite D1
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: (801) 566-1007
Toll Free: (800) 223-3317

Orem Child Care Nutrition Program Inc. (OCCNP)
Dio Owczarzak 
563 West 1700 North
Orem, Utah 84057-2523
Phone: (801) 224-2143
Toll Free: (800) 369-8936

Infant Nutrition and Care Associates (INCA)
Debra Holbrook
333 2nd Street, #15
Ogden, Utah 84404-7406
Phone: (801) 393-0222
Toll Free: (800) 748-5155

Training

Various trainings are provided throughout the year on topics ranging from general FDCH regulations to specific policy requirements. These trainings are provided through large group trainings, one-on-one trainings, webinars, online trainings and other formats.

Online trainings and previous webinars can be accessed on the CACFP Central on Canvas. Contact our office to get access to CACFP Central or to find out about in-person training opportunities.

Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement is provided to for-profit and non-profit child care and adult day care centers based on meals served to children at the established free, reduced, and paid rate depending on the eligibility of the child or adult being served. Sponsors of Head Start/Early Start, afterschool meal centers, and emergency/homeless shelters are reimbursed at the federally established free rate for meals served to eligible participants.

2018 CACFP Reimbursement Rates

Claims for reimbursement for this program are due to USBE no later than the 15th of each month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or a holiday, then claims are due the working day before the 15th. 

Policy

In coordination with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), our office distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarify program requirements and regulations.

USDA/FNS Policy center allows you to search for current and archived USDA published policy memorandum.

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