CACFP Information for School Food Authorities


School Food Authority Licensing Requirements

A child care license or license exemption is required for participation in the CACFP. Use the license exemption checklist to determine if the site is exempt per CRS 26-6-103. A copy of this determination must be sent to the CACFP office or attached to the online application. 

Procedure Memo CENTERS #20-31 - determining license exemption for at-risk afterschool care centers. 



Your assigned nutrition consultant will schedule a phone call and provide training on the CACFP program. SFAs are not required to attend the CACFP Institution and Site Staff Training. However, if you or your staff would like to attend, visit the training section of the website.

Learn more about the Meal Pattern requirements



To add a new site to your existing application in the Colorado Nutrition Portal (CNP), please contact your assigned nutrition consultant.


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.