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Are you thinking about becoming a child or adult care provider? Families across the United States need quality care. You have the opportunity to start your own family child care home or child/adult care center while also helping families in your community.

Are you currently operating a licensed daycare facility and would like to learn how you could keep more of your financial profits?

Would you be interested in operating an At-Risk Afterschool Program, where you can meet the nutritional needs of school age children in low-income areas?

CRDC’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides qualified child and adult care facilities and home centers the opportunity to be reimbursed through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food served to children or adults in their care. CACFP funds are also available for the meals and snacks served in At-Risk Afterschool Programs.

The meals and snacks served must meet USDA nutrition guidelines. Detailed menus and program records must be maintained by all participating facilities. Onsite pre-operational training is provided at your convenience.


Advantages of CRDC’s Child and Adult Care Food Program:

  • Direct deposit of your reimbursement money or check by mail
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff to provide on-site training and support
  • Yearly workshops held in centralized locations
  • Menu Development and Nutrition training is provided
  • CPR, Safety and First Aid classes available upon request
  • Other CRDC programs readily available
  • Toll-free telephone/fax numbers and email addresses for contacting sponsor
  • Online claiming for daycare home providers

CRDC has a proven history of success as a Sponsor of CACFP. CRDC proudly sponsors local business owners and successfully returns over 1 million dollars in tax funds to participating counties on a yearly basis. Verifying that over 68,000 USDA nutritional meals and snacks are served each month to over 1,600 qualified participants.


CRDC currently has facilities in the following counties:

  • Baxter
  • Clay
  • Craighead
  • Crittenden
  • Cross
  • Greene
  • Independence
  • Izard
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Mississippi
  • Randolph



CRDC can provide this service in any county in Arkansas. For more information please call (870)-802-7100 ext. 161 or toll-free at (800)-753-5827 or contact via email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CACFP REIMBURSEMENT RATES - Effective from July 1, 2015– June 30, 2016

Centers Breakfast Lunch / Supper* Supplements
Paid .29 .29 .07
Reduced 1.36 2.67 .42
Free 1.66 3.07 .84


Income Guidelines Effective: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

FREE MEALS       REDUCED MEALS      
Household Size Year Month Week Household Size Year Month Week
1 15,301 1,276 295 1 21,775 1,815 419
2 20,709 1,726 399 2 29,471 2,456 567
3 26,117 2,177 503 3 37,167 3,098 715
4 31,525 2,628 607 4 44,863 3,739 863
5 36,933 3,078 711 5 52,559 4,380 1,011
6 42,341 3,529 815 6 60,255 5,022 1,159
7 47,749 3,980 919 7 67,951 5,663 1,307
8 53,157 4,430 1,023 8 75,647 6,304 1,455
Add't . add + 5,408 + 451 + 104 Add't . add + 7,696 + 642 + 148

*Commodity Rates/Cash in Lieu (CIL) for 2015-2016

CIL = $ .2375 (23 3/4 cents). CIL is an additional assistance for each lunch/supper served to participants on CACFP.


Forms required by the CACFP: