How to Apply
Organizations can apply for the CACFP through Orchard. Orchard is OSSE’s web-based solution that supports online submission of federal Child Nutrition Program applications. Watch videos listed below then complete this survey for system access and user credential updates.
Submission Deadline: 30 calendar days after Orchard access is granted.
Final Determination: 90 days from the date, Orchard access is granted
CACFP specialists will review submissions and provide applicants technical assistance throughout the application process. If applicants are unable to finalize the application within 90 days, the CACFP State Agency will not be able to continue with that application cycle.
CACFP Handbook(s): USDA CACFP Handbooks
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Troubleshooting Process
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Applying in Orchard
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