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Maryland Child and Adult Care Food Program Benefits

Program Description

The Maryland Child and Adult Care Food Program provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served in eligible child care centers, adult day care centers, family child care homes, and after-school programs. In order to be eligible for cash reimbursement, meals and snacks must meet specific nutrition requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Maryland.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

If you think that your Child Care Center would qualify for the Child and Adult Care Food Program contact the School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch at 410-767-0214 or email us at scnp@marylandpublicschools.org.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program go to:
www.eatsmartmaryland.org

For more information call:
410-767-0214

Send questions via U.S. Mail to:
Maryland State Department of Education
School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch
200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Send questions via email to:
eatsmart@msde.state.md.us