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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Becoming a Child Care Food Program Provider

Contact the Child Care Food Program

  •  850-245-4323



    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Child Care Food Programs  

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-17 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Find your organization type below for information about how to apply for the appropriate program.

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Child Care Centers (licensed or religious exempt)

There are two ways to participate:

  1. Participate under a sponsoring organization:
    Review the contact list of approved sponsoring organizationsand the counties in which they operate. You may contact any sponsoring organizations on the list that operate in your county.
  2. Participate as an independent contractor (directly with the CCFP):
    First review the PCT Part 1 Schedulethen click on the 'Registration Link' to fill out the Intake Form.
    1. Prospective Contractor Training (PCT) Part 1 will be placed on hold from July 1 to October 1 due to the annual renewal process. During that time, you may inquire with an existing Child Care Food Program (CCFP) Unaffiliated Sponsor in your area about participation. Click the link above for a contact list of approved sponsoring organizations.

Afterschool Programs

If your organization has an established afterschool program for youths age 18 and under and is interested in applying for the Afterschool Meals Program, please call 850-245-4323.

For existing Summer Food Service Program Sponsors(SFSP) ONLY

Family Day Care Homes

Family day care homes must be licensed and can only participate in the Child Care Food Program under a sponsoring organization.
Federal regulations do not allow family day care homes to contract directly with the Department of Health even when no sponsoring organization is available. If you have any questions, call Linda Leonard at 850-245-4323.

Please see the contact list of approved sponsoring organizations and the counties in which they operate.  You may contact any sponsoring organizations on the list that operate in your county, but please note that some counties do not have any approved sponsoring organizations.  

Emergency Shelters

Participation of Emergency Shelters in the CCFP

Please call 850-245-4323 for training information.

Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring Organizations, also known as sponsors, are institutions that administer one or more of our programs for multiple facilities.

  • Sponsors of afterschool programs: 
    call 850-245-4323 for more information.
  • Sponsors of affiliated child care centers i for information
    Call 850-245-4323 to register for Child Care Food Program Prospective Contractor Training Part 1.
  • Sponsors of unaffiliated child care centers i for information
    Call Angela Riles at 850-245-4323 to request application materials.
  • Sponsors of family day care homes
    Call Linda Leonard at 850-245-4323 for training information.