Family Day Care Homes (FDCH) Program

Overview

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.

Qualifying/Applying

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.

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

FDCH Sponsors

Alliance for Children
Paula Baron
5667 South Redwood Road #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 Utah State University (USU)
Logan, Utah 84322-6830
Phone: (435) 797-2169 | Toll-free: (800) 540-2169

Child Management Associates (CMA)
Debbie Loeffelbein
8831 South Redwood Road, Suite D1
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: (801) 566-1007 | Toll-free: (800) 223-3317

Helping Hands (HH) 
Susan Ison
5522 South 3200 West, Suite 110
Taylorsville, Utah 84129
Phone: (801) 955-6234

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

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

Training

Canvas
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Please contact the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) for all training requests and access to the UEN courses.

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.

2017-2018 Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement Claims

Claims are due to the Utah State Board of Education (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 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) distributes policy memorandums to provide guidance and clarification on program requirements and regulations.

School Meals: Policy
USDA FNS