The Family Day Care Homes (FDCH) 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.
The Family Day Care Homes (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.
Various training opportunities are provided throughout the year on topics ranging from general Family Day Care Homes (FDCH) Program regulations to specific policy requirements. These training's are provided through:
Utah Education Network (UEN)
Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) to get access to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Central or to find out about in-person training opportunities.
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.
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.
In coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarification on program requirements and regulations.
School Meals: Policy