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Service Name Child and Adult Care Food (CACFP) Program Name Quality Improvement
Goal Expand awareness, understanding and use of information to enhance the health and safety of North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that the delivery of quality health and safety services is sustained and continually improved for children and/or adults through evidence informed practices.
Division Division of Public Health
Service Description

Through the reimbursement of nutritious meals and snacks, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons. 


CACFP staff members:

  •        Manage and evaluate program policies including eligibility rules.
  •       Work to expand the services and reach more eligible participants.
  •       Ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
  •        Provide technical assistance and administer agreements with participating institutions.
  •       Conduct reviews of participating institutions.

The CACFP promotes good nutritional health to children and adults who attend eligible programs. 



Web Site www.nutritionnc.com Year First Initiated 1975
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility Yes
Income Eligibility Method if participant is currently receiving food stamps, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), as defined in the Federal Register.
Income Eligibility Type Earned and unearned income is considered in determining eligibility.
Whose Income Eligibility Household income is used to determine eligibility.
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change 1/1/1901
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 18
60 99

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Federal Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR 226

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0