How to Apply

Eligible child care centers, afterschool programs, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, or home-based childcare programs may apply to participate with CACFP at any time during the year and receive reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks served to participants. All participating day care programs must reapply annually.

To determine if your program is eligible and learn more about how to apply, use the Eligibility Tool below:

If you operate a day care home, find a day care home sponsor in your area using the link below or by contacting the New York State Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.

Find a Day Care Home Sponsor

For more information about the Child and Adult Care Food Program in New York State, please contact:

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
ALBANY, NY 12204-2719
Phone: 1-800-942-3858 or (518) 402-7400
FAX: (518) 402-7252