All enrolled children will have the necessary documentation completed for the program to participate in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The program will assure compliance with CACFP requirements and will complete/submit the necessary reports for meal reimbursement in a timely manner.
The Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act of 1994 made children who are enrolled in the Head Start Program automatically eligible for free meal benefits without further application or eligibility determination. The number of children which the Head Start grantee is to serve, as indicated on the grant award, is termed the “funded enrollment”.
Head Start regulations require that at least 90% of enrolled children must be from low income families. Up to10% of enrolled children may be from families whose income exceeds the low income guidelines. Effective December 12, 2007, all children enrolled in Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten (OHS PreK) were able to be claimed at the Free Rate.
This complies with Head Start Performance Standard 1301
This was approved by Policy Council on April 24, 2001
Board of Directors approved on November 17, 2009
Updated January26, 2001. June 20, 2008
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