Office for Children

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920
Fairfax, VA 22035

Anne-Marie Twohie,

Family Child Care Providers and CACFP Higher Reimbursements

Family Child Care Providers and CACFP Higher Reimbursements

Due to the negative financial impact caused by COVID-19 on many family child care providers, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has issued Waiver 93, which ensures that children continue to receive nutritious, high quality meals in family child care homes. This waiver extends the highest CACFP reimbursement rate to all family child care providers starting July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

What does this mean? If you already participate in the CACFP, you will be reimbursed at the highest rate for serving children healthy meals starting July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, including your own children if applicable.

Family Child Care Providers and CACFP --Smiling girl with sandwichIf you are not part of the food program, there is no better time to join the Child and Adult Care Food Program! YOU are eligible to participate in CACFP if you provide care for children and provide nutritious meals and snacks. There is no cost to apply, and you can benefit by receiving monthly cash reimbursements for some of the cost of meals and snacks served in your program. In addition, you will receive valuable nutrition education and meal planning resources, consultation with registered dietitians, tax benefits and a competitive edge in marketing your business. Children learn healthy eating habits and parents value good nutrition for children. It is a WIN, WIN for everyone!

CACFP reimbursements vary, and are based on many factors, such as how many children are in care, the number and kinds of meals served, etc.  With the waiver, you will also be eligible to receive reimbursement for your own children as well. The chart below: provides information on potential monthly CACFP reimbursements. 

CACFP Reimbursement Examples
for 20 days of lunch, snack and supper

Children in Care Potential Monthly Potential Yearly
2 $240.00 $2,880.00
4 $480.00 $5,760.00
8 $960.00 $11,520.00


Potential CACFP Reimbursement Examples 
20 days per month, Effective July 1. 2020-June 30, 2021

Children in Care 2 meals (B, L or S)
and 1 snack
2 meals (L, S) and 1 snack
2 Monthly $191.20
Yearly $2,294.40
Monthly $240.00
Yearly $2,880.00
4 Monthly $382.40
Yearly $4,588.80
Monthly $480.00
Yearly $5,760.00
8 Monthly $764.80
Yearly $9,177.60
Monthly $960.00
Yearly $11,520.00

To join the Food Program OR for more information call 703-324-8100 or email

UPDATE Newsletter - Summer 2021 Issue
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