Child and Adult Care Foods Program (CACFP)

Expanding Nutrition Offerings with CACFP

The first cloud-optimized SaaS solution designed to support state’s nutrition programs 

The Child and Adult Care Foods Program (CACFP) is a critical component of the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). It was developed to improve the quality and lower the cost of care provided by child and adult care institutions and family day care homes by providing reimbursement for the nutritious meals and snacks served to enrolled young children, at-risk youth, and adults.

GCOM’s Child and Adult Care Foods Program (CACFP) solution is one of the most innovative on the market- streamlining functionality and empowering business users so they can better support participants in need. Configurable, scalable, and cost-effective, our solution frees states from the overhead and expense of hosting and/or maintaining their legacy system while maximizing end-user productivity.  

What sets GCOM’s CACFP Solution apart from the competition?

We’ve been driving innovation in WIC technology since 2003, and our products support 3 million WIC beneficiaries nationwide across 13 states, 1 territory, and 10 tribal nations. 


A better user experience

Intuitive interfaces and self-service visualizations and dashboards make it easy for users to integrate data between authorization, claims, compliance, and training functions 

Enhanced automation

GCOM’s CACFP Solution automates the processes of new applicant enrollment, compliance review, and claim payment and accounting services.

SaaS model

Our cloud-based solution frees states from the overhead and expense of hosting and/or maintaining their legacy system while future-proofing the solution through continuous improvement. 

Flexible, scalable, configurable

Our solution standardizes CACFP processes while allowing states the flexibility to customize based on program requirements or policy changes.

Compared to WIC’s 6.3 million participants, the CACFP serves 4.8 million participants nationwide (based on 2021 data) and is only a portion of the participants served through Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) administered by state agencies across the Nation. As Child Nutrition Programs continue to grow, GCOM is diligently working with states to broaden their capabilities while consolidating their child nutrition programs into one cloud-based solution that includes the following benefits:

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    Intuitive interfaces that evaluate data to assist institution and state users in completing tasks such as:

    • Increasing state’s ability to establish viability, capability and accountability for new and returning institutions by screening interested organizations
    • Dashboards that summarize statuses to assist users in completing record submission and approval, claim submission, requiring and tracking training, and concluding compliance reviews
    • Pre-populating institution record, claim, and budget data within review forms to aid state users in conducting compliance reviews
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    The ability for state users to make quick real time adjustments by providing configurable administrative functions that adjust content in user screens

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    Integrated training platform that allows state users to assign trainings as part of the initial institution record approval process or as a corrective action required for a compliance review

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    Allows for easier data management by institutions with a living document that allows for data updates, state notification, and approval processes without re-authorization

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