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For Immediate Release
September 27, 2006

Illinois State Board of Education, Nutrition Programs Division announces availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

In conjunction with renewing institutions, the Illinois State Board of Education, Nutrition Programs Division announces the availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP is a federal program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. This program is designed primarily to assist child care centers, Head Start programs, before- and after-school programs, homeless shelters, and day care home providers with additional funds to provide children in their care with nutritious meals. These meals are available at no separate charge.

If you wish to view the list of participating institutions, you may consult our Nutrition Programs Interactive Map. The website address is http://webprod1.isbe.net/NutSvc/.

The USDA Household Income Eligibility Guidelines are listed below. If your income is at or below the listed guidelines, contact your child care provider for benefits to the program.

HOUSEHOLD INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
Effective July 1, 2006, Through June, 30, 2007

 
Level for Reduced-Price Meals
Household
Size
Annual
Monthly
Twice
Per Month
Every
Two Weeks
Weekly
1
18,130
1,511
756
698
349
2
24,420
2,035
1,018
940
470
3
30,710
2,560
1,280
1,182
591
4
37,000
3,084
1,542
1,424
712
5
43,290
3,608
1,804
1,665
833
6
49,580
4,132
2,066
1,907
954
7
55,870
4,656
2,328
2,149
1,075
8
62,160
5,180
2,590
2,391
1,196
Each Additional Family Member Add
+6,290
+525
+263
+242
+121

In accordance with Federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, these institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777