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South Dakota Child and Adult Care Food Program Benefits

Program Description

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides Federal funding that makes it possible for child care centers to offer nutritious meals to children each day, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Dakota and have child(ren) enrolled at a participating home or center. Participating day care homes and some centers do not charge separately for meals, but can receive reimbursement for meals served to eligible children.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

To submit an application, contact the child care center. A listing of your state's participating centers can be found here:
http://www.doe.sd.gov/cans/

Program Contact Information

For additional information about the Child & Adult Care Food Program, please visit:
http://www.doe.sd.gov/cans/cacfp.aspx

You can also contact your child's day care center or the adult's day care center to find out what meals are served and how to apply for free or reduced price meals.