In December, CACFP emergency funding was passed in the latest stimulus package. In January, USDA released guidelines for how the emergency operational cost reimbursement program is going to work. Now, it is in the states hands to apply, follow a timeline, and tell USDA how they plan to disburse the funds.
The National CACFP Forum and CCFP Roundtable have worked together to provide recommendations to the States "to develop a disbursement plan that is easy to navigate and without undue burden on CACFP sponsors and sites." At the highest level, the recommendations include:
Read the full letter and details of the recommendations here. The Forum and the Roundtable are sharing this letter with the CACFP community in the hopes that it will be a resource the CACFP community can use to start your own conversations with your states.
The Roundtable has provided this letter to the California Department of Education and USDA Western Region Office.
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