CACFP Information for Adult Day Care Centers


Benefits for Adult Day Care Centers

Who does CACFP serve in adult day care centers?

  • Functionally impaired adults.
  • Adults 60 years of age or older.

Which adult day care centers are eligible for CACFP?

  • Must be Medicaid certified.
    • At least 25% of enrolled eligible participants must receive Medicaid or qualify for free and reduced meals and snacks. Qualifying income can be established through determination of eligibility for free or reduced meals.
  • A 501-c3 nonprofit.

Why apply to CACFP?

For adult day care centers, participation in CACFP:

  • Helps cover the cost of two meals and a snack per adult each day that are aligned with licensing rules. Savings can be used for other adult care program needs.
  • Offers nutrition education and professional development opportunities for center staff.
  • Supports marketing of the program to families who want their family members to receive nutritious meals.
  • Can support the cost of staff responsible for carrying out the CACFP program.

For adult participants, CACFP:

  • Exposes them to a variety of healthy foods.
  • Provides healthy meals so they can maintain health to prevent or delay assisted living or nursing home placement.
  • Supports their social and emotional needs to support a sense of connectedness.

For families, participation in CACFP:

  • Helps stretch their own food resources at home.
  • Improves and maintains the health and nutritional status of adults.
  • Gives confidence that their adult family member attends a quality program.

Adult Day Care Center Printable Brochure in English.

Adult Day Care Center Printable Brochure in Español (Spanish).

Adult Day Care Center Printable Brochure in Русский (Russian).

Adult Day Care Center Printable Brochure in العربية (Arabic).


How to Apply

If you're interested in starting the CACFP application process, please fill out the intake form. CACFP staff will review your intake form and contact you.

Interested in enrolling under a sponsor? Get in touch with a sponsoring organization.


Medicaid Certification


We conduct certification surveys for compliance with state regulations and investigate any complaints filed against one of these providers.