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Childcare Food Program

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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) operates the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement for nonresidential child care institutions to plan, purchase, prepare, and serve nutritious meals and snacks to eligible participants.

This program monitors USDA regulatory compliance and nutritional values for children. It conducts both regular and unannounced visits to day care homes. It also provides training and technical assistance for kitchen sanitation and health and safety.

Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained:

  • online
  • at any USDA office
  • Call (866) 632-9992
  • Write a letter addressed to USDA

The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.