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Training: At-Risk Afterschool Meals

Training on the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program of the Child and Adult Care Food Program can help sponsoring organizations serve meals and/or snacks to children after the school day, on weekends, on school release days and holiday breaks. Training provides sponsors and their staff with the program requirement information, tools and resources to confidently operate the program.

Introduction

How to Submit Your Application for the Child and Adult Care Food Program on-line using Cyber-Linked interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS) (50 minutes)
This training reviews basic CLiCS navigation, entering sponsor and site applications, budget and revenue calculations and upload instructions. There are some materials that accompany this session for you to reference as you go through the CLiCS process. Links to these reference materials to go along with this training: Principal Information, Budget Detail Worksheet, Estimated Reimbursement Worksheet, Contract for Vended Meals and Attachment for Non-Licensed Sites.


Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (23 minutes)
Learn if your organization is eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and if the children or adults you serve are eligible as well. This webinar describes the benefits, participation requirements and common misconceptions of the CACFP. Is completing the CACFP application toolkit your next steps to receiving financial reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks? This webinar will help you decide.

Meal Patterns and Food Service

Recordkeeping and Training

Civil Rights and Civil Rights Training (11 minutes)
This session covers civil rights requirements for CACFP sponsors. There are four requirements which include: public notification, equal access, racial/ethnic data collection, and annual staff training. Civil Rights compliance is critical and should be reviewed regularly by sponsors. When conducting annual civil rights training, sponsors can use printable PowerPoints: Civil Rights Training-Note Pages – Child and Adult Care Food Program or Civil Rights Training – Child and Adult Care Food Program (slides only).

Procurement and Financial Recordkeeping (16 minutes)
This session features procurement procedures, non-profit foodservice operations, revenue and expenses, and recordkeeping. Required sponsor characteristics are discussed which includes financial viability, administrative capability, and internal controls for CACFP program accountability.

Preparing and Submitting Claims

Determining Monthly Meal Count Totals and Average Daily Attendance (28 minutes)
This session identifies routine edit checks, basic math, and operational days to accurately total attendance and meal count records and average daily attendance. Sponsors may practice edit checks and simple math calculations during the session to build skills in accurate claim submission. Materials to go along with Determining Monthly Meal Count Totals and Average Daily Attendance.

Submitting Monthly Claim for Reimbursement (12 minutes)
Learn how to enter and adjust the claim for reimbursement in the Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS). Those using CLiCS need to be proficient in entering meal counts, average daily attendance, and A, B, and C totals within submission due dates. Materials to go along with Submitting Monthly Claim for Reimbursement.

Financial Reimbursement (26 minutes)
This session covers how to estimate Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimbursement for each meal and snack submitted on a monthly claim. Helpful payment information in CLiCS and methods to estimate monthly and annual CACFP reimbursement is explained. Materials to go along with Financial Reimbursement.


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Training resources give program staff the tools they need to do their job effectively

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