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PHL Child Nutrition Fund

 

The Philadelphia Child Nutrition Fund (PHL-CNF) offers resources to organizations working to expand the availability of fresh and nutritious food to children through federal child nutrition programs in Philadelphia.

Child Care Meals

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal child nutrition program available to help child care centers and home-based providers serve nutritious meals in their programs. Providers who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) receive federal reimbursement for breakfast, lunch, snack and supper meals.


PHL Child Care Center CACFP Grants Program – June 2022

Licensed Child Care Centers in Philadelphia who actively participate in CACFP can apply for one-time grants of $5,000 for their meal program. Grants may be used to support a variety of needs connected to operating a CACFP meal program, including kitchen equipment (such as deep freezers or refrigerators), the cost of food, and labor for preparing and serving meals.

Applications will be available on June 8, 2022 and due on June 30, 2022. Interested applicants should review the FAQ  and apply here. 

Eligibility: 

  • Licensed Child Care Center located in Philadelphia 
  • Actively participating CACFP sponsor or site currently serving meals
  • Each legal entity may submit one application   

Priority Considerations: 

  • Centers serving a high proportion of children receiving CCW  
  • Centers serving infants and toddlers 
  • Centers open for 24/7 care or extended hours
  • Smaller centers (with licensed capacity under 100) 
  • Project requests that include an equipment component 
  • Geographic distribution of awards across the city may also be taken into account  

For more information, contact: PHLCNF@reinvestment.com


PHL Home-Based Child Care CACFP Grants – Winter 2022 (Finished) 

In the first quarter of 2022, PHLCNF awarded 160 grants totaling $400,000 to Family and Group Child Care providers in Philadelphia who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The awards helped 22 of these providers newly enroll in CACFP. 


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Philadelphia Child Care Center NewCACFPSponsor Coaching Program (West/Southwest Pilot)

Are you a licensed Child Care Center in Philadelphia Zipcodes 19104, 19139, 19143, 19131, 19151, 19142, and 19153 who would like to serve nutritious meals and receive reimbursements through the Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP)? Have you heard of the CACFP but are unsure of navigating program requirements, eligibility, paperwork, and the application process? Apply for coaching assistance to become a newly enrolled sponsor of CACFP and receive flexible grants of up to $10,000 to support your implementation of the program.  

As an approved CACFP sponsor:

  • Your center will be provided with reimbursement funding to help your center serve healthy food.  
  • Your center will buy and serve healthy meals and/or snacks, keep track of what is served, then request reimbursement on a monthly basis.  
  • Your center will also benefit from free training and resources to support your efforts to provide quality nutrition.  

Applications will be available on June 17, 2022 and due on June 30, 2022. Interested applicants should review the FAQ and apply here

Eligibility: 

  •  Licensed Child Care Center located in Philadelphia Zipcodes 19104, 19139, 19143, 19131, 19151, 19142, and 19153 
  • Minimum 1 year as a licensed child care facility 
  • Child care centers currently open and serving children 
  • Providers must be interested in newly enrolling as a CACFP sponsor 
  • Are not on the CACFP National Disqualified List   
  • Sole proprietors, for-profit and non-profit organizations 
  • Each legal entity may only apply for coaching at a single location  

Priority Considerations:  

  • Centers serving a high proportion of children receiving subsidies such as CCW, PHLpreK, PreK Counts, Head Start
  • Centers with a licensed capacity of 30 to 100 children 

Reach out to us with more questions at: cacfpcoaching@reinvestment.com  

Or call Hope Wellness Solutions: (855-728-7728)