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Adult Care Food Program (ACFP)

This U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program provides meal reimbursements to adult day care centers. ACFP is a component of USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The goal of this program is to support the provision of nutritious meals and/or snacks served to community-based adults attending adult day care centers. The nutritious meals will support and possibly improve their nutritional status, enabling them to prolong living in their own community.

Centers eligible to participate in ACFP include private non-profit and certain for-profit centers, as well as some publicly funded centers. To be eligible, for-profit centers ensure that at least 25 percent of their participants receive Title XIX funding. All centers must provide services to adults age 60 or older, or to adults age 18 or older with a functional disability. Centers must provide structured, comprehensive services for more than four hours per day but less than 24 hours per day. Adult day care and adult psychosocial centers, and some in-facility respite centers, are eligible to participate. The Department determines each center’s eligibility for ACFP participation.

ACFP will reimburse up to three meals per day, as long as one of those meals is a snack. For example, a center can seek reimbursement for breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.  Meals and snacks must follow USDA meal pattern.

Participating Adult Care Food Program providers receive cash reimbursement for meals or snacks provided under the program. Reimbursement is based on the number of their enrolled participants who qualify for free or reduced-price meals, according to USDA income eligibility guidelines. For current reimbursement rates, click here.

To find out how your center can participate in this program: Call 850-414-2000.  

Adult Care Food Program Forms:

Click on the name of the forms listed below to view or download the forms.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA Aviso de No Discriminación (USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 - Spanish Translation)

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y pol√≠ticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingl√©s), se proh√≠be que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias pol√≠ticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en alg√ļn programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicaci√≥n de la informaci√≥n del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de se√Īas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audici√≥n o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisi√≥n] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Adem√°s, la informaci√≥n del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

  1. correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; o

  3. correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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