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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

CDE Presents a CACFP Emergency Operating Costs During COVID-19 Webinar

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

(Updated 2/25/21 with new additional date - the first one is at capacity)

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 2 p.m., the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) invites you to attend a listening session of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Program. This federally-funded reimbursement program is intended to provide additional funds to CACFP Operators whose meal reimbursements were reduced during the periods of March 2020ꟷJune 2020 as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The NSD staff will provide an overview of the reimbursement program, the process for determining program eligibility and the calculation of operational losses, which will then be followed by a question and answer period.

Panelists will include:

  • Kim Frinzell, Director of Nutrition Services, California Department of Education (CDE)

  • Jackie Richardson, Nutrition Education Administrator, CDE

  • Elyse Homel Vitale, Executive Director, Child Care Food Program (CCFP) Roundtable

Target Audience

The target audience includes all CACFP day care homes, independent child care centers, sponsoring organizations, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk after school centers, emergency shelters, and adult day care centers.

CACFP Emergency Operating Costs During COVID-19 Webinar

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

2–3 p.m.


This webinar is free to attend. Please register in advance for this webinar at

After registering, you will see a screen that says Webinar Registration Approved with a link to the webinar. You will also receive several emails with the information about joining the webinar. First, you will receive confirmation the day you register and then you will receive two reminder emails: one day and one hour prior to the webinar. If for some reason you cannot find the email confirmation, or do not receive the reminders you can always reregister.

Audio only Connection Information

Dial by your location

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Webinar ID: 812 6903 0397

Passcode: 194963

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Zoom.

  • Visit the test link at

  • If you experience issues, visit for assistance.

If for some reason you receive an error message that the host has declined your webinar registration, try using an alternate email address. While not ideal, you may also join by phone if you have technical issues logging in from your computer.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please email the ECR team at

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