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State releases income eligibility guidelines for child and adult food program in Indiana

For meals served at day care facilities & adult day care centers
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Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 10:56:18-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education released the 2019-2020 income eligibility guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program on Friday.

CACFP permits free or reduced-price meals served at day care facilities and adult day care centers in Indiana.

Several groups, based on family circumstance, are automatically eligible for these benefits. Those groups include the following:

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps in Indiana)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (adult day care)
  • Medicaid participants (adult day care)
  • Foster Children
  • Children enrolled in Head Start, at-risk afterschool centers, or an emergency shelter

Applications may be submitted anytime and only one is needed per household.

Based on the federal income poverty levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service updates income eligibility guidelines for meals each year.