Our Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP)  provides reimbursement services for food for qualifying individuals who operate daycare services in their homes for children and adults with disabilities.  Our providers are able to supply nourishing, wholesome meals and snacks to promote lifelong healthy habits. Our food providers are able to continue expanding their businesses and knowledge by receiving continuous education on nutrition and fitness. The Healthy Kids Healthy Childcare initiative is a statewide partnership to train licensed childcare centers and give them an action plan to promote healthy eating, physical activity, reduced screentime (time that children spend in front of a television screen or PC monitor), water availability, and breastfeeding resources.

Updated Income Eligibility Requirements


What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)? The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a nutrition program designed to upgrade the quality of food for children and disabled adults who are in daycare.

Why should people apply? Daycare providers are given a reimbursement for food costs for each child claimed; they receive food cost reimbursements for their own children if the household is income-eligible.

What are the benefits to the applicants? Applicants are taught about the importance of nutritious meals and health practices, which not only benefits the children under their care, but also promotes healthier living for the entire family.

Who is eligible to apply and how is eligibility determined? Any person 18 years of age or older who provides child care services for children that do not live with them is eligible to apply.   Disabled adults are eligible only if they can provide a doctor’s notice.  All providers must undergo a background check and have a clearance in hand before they can be registered into the program.

How long does it take to get approved?      The background check takes approximately 4-6 weeks to clear.  A copy of the clearance letter must be provided to our offices before a monitor can be assigned.  The registration visits can be conducted as early as one week after a monitor is assigned.

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico

Announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All children in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregations of, or other discriminatory action against any child because of race, color, age, national origin, or disability. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, write immediately to:

The Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC., 20250

This statement applies to the following counties:

Dona Ana, Catron, Grant, Otero, Sierra, Hidalgo