If you are a state or locally licensed home child care provider in Idaho, then you are eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
On average, a child care home licensed for 6 children serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack each weekday receives $533 a month.
A child care home licensed for 12 children serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack each weekday receives, on average, $772 a month.*
How the Food Program Works
Child Care Providers Follow These Main Requirements
While Nutrition Works Offers the Following
Getting Started on the Food Program
Complete an application by calling us or beginning the process online.
Enroll children in our online record keeping system.
Participate in a pre-approval site visit with your Food Program Reviewer.
Complete an orientation with your Reviewer.
Your Reviewer approves your official start date and you begin claiming!
Join hundreds of Idaho Child Care Providers participating in the Food Program!
Call us at 208-336-5533 or start your application online today.
Have some additional questions? Check out our FAQ page.
*Your specific situation may result in a reimbursement amount that is significantly higher or lower depending on the number of children served each day and your eligibility for Tier I or Tier II reimbursement. We determine the Tier for which you qualify based on census, school, or income data.
Reimbursement Rates for Child Care Homes
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
(Rates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 homes will be at the same rate during this period)
|Meal||Tier I||Tier II|
|Lunch / Supper||$3.04||$3.04|