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Eligibility Requirements

Adult day care organization must meet the following criteria to participate in the CACFP:
• Provide non-residential care for adults age 60 years or older or functionally impaired adults under age 60
• Be a public; private non-profit; or eligible for-profit center (25% of the enrolled eligible adults receive Medicaid)
• Be approved for an Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Purchase of Service Agreement (POS); have an inspection from the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA); have Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation; or have certification from the Area Agency on Aging


• Subsidies are paid based on the meals served and income levels of participants
• Current income applications must be on file to claim meals at the higher rates of reimbursement
• Click Nutrition Funding for reimbursement rates (select CACFP)
• Meals served must meet CACFP meal pattern requirements
• Centers may be approved to claim up to two meals and one snack or one meal and two snacks per adult per day
• Meals served to supervising adults, volunteers and visitors are not eligible for reimbursement

Application Procedures

How do I apply for the program in Iowa?

• Contact at 515-681-2304
• Request and complete a preliminary application packet
• Complete Iowa CACFP Steps to Success training modules that apply to adult care centers
• Receive a pre-approval visit
• Complete an online application 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 27, 2020 at 11:43am.