CACFP Meal Service Training Grants


To provide training and technical assistance for CACFP sponsoring organizations, sponsored or independent child care centers, family day care or group homes, at-risk afterschool programs, adult day care centers, and emergency shelters to strengthen operator competencies related to the provision of nutritious meals in accordance with the CACFP meal patterns.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State Agencies that administer the CACFP
Beneficiary Eligibility
These are noncompetitive grants for State agencies to provide Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal service training to CACFP operators.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Through a noncompetitive grants process, the FNS National Office (NO) will issue FY 2018 CACFP Meal Service Training Grants in the amount of $100,000 to State agencies that administer the CACFP. In order to receive funds, State agencies shall submit a brief grant application to FNS via no later than May 30, 2018. By accepting these funds, the State agencies are agreeing to use these funds in accordance with the stated requirements.
Award Procedure
The FNS NO will issue the Grant Cooperative Agreement (FNS-529), award letter, and Terms and Conditions for each award. Funds will be issued through a Letter of Credit process no later than September 30, 2018.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Under this grant program, State agencies are able to provide customized meal service training activities that best fit the needs of their local CACFP operators. States plan to use grant funds to provide training on the selection and/or purchase of foods, culinary skills and food preparation methods, meal planning, infant feeding, and family style meal service. States plan to provide training through statewide conferences, in-person regional workshops, site visits, and online training modules and webinars. Ten States will focus on reaching rural areas through online and in-person trainings.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance ends on September 30, 2020. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Franciel Ikeji
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302 US
Phone: 703-457-7768
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants (Apportionments)) FY 18$3,715,609.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The awards for each State were between $80,000 - $100,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Guidance Memo published on
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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