CACFP Emergency Funds

You may have heard about Congress passing an Emergency Fund for food programs. The Emergency Funds for the CACFP are being applied for by the State of Illinois. Once their application has been approved by the USDA, then a process for fund distribution will be initiated. 

Who may be eligible?

  • Child nutrition program operators whose reimbursement declined March 2020 - June 2020 (compared to reimbursements March 2019-June 2019. 
  • Sites who continued to operate and were active from September 2020 - December 2020 or provided assurance that they will participate after the end of the public health emergency. 
  • Sites who experienced a decrease in reimbursement from March - June 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019. 

Read the USDA Memo on Emergency Funds: 

Child Nutrition Program Emergency Operating Costs during Covid-19.pdf: View