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SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced the availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The CACFP is a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is administered by ISBE. 

The program is designed to primarily assist child care centers, Head Start programs, before- and after-school programs, emergency shelters, and day care home providers with funding to provide nutritious meals to children in their care.  All participating child care centers and day care homes must provide meals to enrolled children at no additional charge and without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

 

   

Free Meals

130% Federal Poverty Guideline

   

Reduced-Price Meals

185% Federal Poverty Guideline

Household

Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per

Month

Every Two

Weeks

Weekly

Household

Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per

Month

Every Two

Weeks

Weekly

1

14,521

1,211

606

559

280

1

20,665

1,723

862

795

398

2

19,669

1,640

820

757

379

2

27,991

2,333

1,167

1,077

539

3

24,817

2,069

1,035

955

478

3

35,317

2,944

1,472

1,359

680

4

29,965

2,498

1,249

1,153

577

4

42,643

3,554

1,777

1,641

821

5

35,113

2,927

1,464

1,351

676

5

49,969

4,165

2,083

1,922

961

6

40,261

3,356

1,678

1,549

775

6

57,295

4,775

2,388

2,204

1,102

7

45,409

3,785

1,893

1,747

874

7

64,621

5,386

2,693

2,486

1,243

8

50,557

4,214

2,107

1,945

973

8

71,947

5,996

2,998

2,768

1,384

For each additional family member, add

5,148

429

215

198

99

For each additional family member, add

7,326

611

306

282

141

Individuals in households that receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Children enrolled in Head Start or Early Head Start programs, or foster care children that are legal responsibilities of the State or court, are also allowed to receive free meal benefits at approved Head Start facilities.  Parents or guardians should contact their child care center or day care home provider to find out if they participate in this program.  A list of participating Illinois institutions is available on the ISBE Nutrition Programs Interactive Map at http://webprod1.isbe.net/NutSvc/. 

The USDA Household Income Eligibility Guidelines are listed for families who do not receive TANF or SNAP benefits.  If a household’s income falls within or below the listed guidelines, they should contact their child care center or day care home provider for the benefits of the program. They may be required to complete an application and provide income, TANF, or SNAP information.

 In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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