Child and Adult Care Food Program Application for Day Care Home Expansion Funds 2021–22

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​To provide payment to day care home (DCH) sponsors for their administrative expenses associated with expanding a food service program to DCH providers located in low-income or rural areas.


Interested DCH sponsors must submit a completed Application for DCH Expansion Funds to the CDSS for approval and funding. DCH sponsors interested in obtaining expansion funds must demonstrate a need for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provider services in their recruitment areas.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Active Child and Adult Care Program Day Care Home Sponsors

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants must submit documentation that shows the proposed DCH providers are in either rural or low-income areas.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
January 31, 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

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  • Federal and State
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  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The CDSS will issue a payment equal to 50 percent of the award after the DCH sponsor signs both the Grant Award Notification form and a supplemental CACFP agreement with the CDSS. The CDSS must approve all supporting documentation submitted by the DCH sponsor before issuing the remainder of the funding. The CDSS will reimburse sponsors at the administrative rate per home or for actual expenses, whichever is the lesser amount.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Monica Ortega, 1-916-651-7331,