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SFSP Membership

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The National CACFP Sponsors Association offers two main types of memberships: An NCA Membership and a CACFP Sponsor Membership. Additionally, Organizations can purchase up to five NCA Memberships for $350. We also offer a Summer Food Service Directory Membership for $150.

All memberships valid October 1 - September 30.

NCA Membership - $75

Organization Membership - $350

Includes up to five (5) NCA Memberships

SFSP Sponsor Membership - $150

Includes one (1) NCA Membership plus these benefits:
  • One Listing on Find a Food Program Sponsor Directory
  • Program Referrals for the Organization
  • Access to SFSP Sponsors-Only Networking Forum

CACFP Sponsor Membership - $150

Includes one (1) NCA Membership plus these benefits:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are NCA Members?

Membership is open to everyone including professionals working as family home child care providers, child care center and afterschool program staff or those at Tribal Nations, State Agencies, anti-hunger organizations, Head Start, emergency shelters, schools, food banks, associations, universities, Research and Referral agencies, commercial and sponsoring organizations.

FAQ SFSP

What is the best membership for me?

The $75 NCA Membership is a great choice for anyone who wants to access to NCA Membership benefits.

For CACFP Sponsoring Organizations who would like to have one listing in the Find A Food Program Sponsor directory at cacfp.org, receive a discount on bulk printed materials, have access to program referrals, Board of Directors leadership opportunities, voting rights, and access to the Sponsor-Only member forum, we recommend the $150 Sponsoring Organization membership which includes one NCA Membership. If you have additional staff who would like access to NCA membership benefits, you can add them at $75 each.

An Organization Membership may be purchased which gives up to five people each an NCA Membership.

We also offer a SFSP Sponsoring Organization membership for businesses who would like to have one listing in the Find A Food Program Sponsor directory at cacfp.org. This also includes one NCA Membership.

What is a SFSP Sponsoring Organization?

Organizations that assume the SFSP administrative and financial responsibility for the summer food service program under an agreement with their state agency are considered SFSP Sponsoring Organizations. These may be organizations who operate the Summer Food Service Program directly (self-sponsor) or those who work with a number of providers which operate the SFSP across summer food service sites.

What is a CACFP Sponsoring Organization?

Organizations that assume the CACFP administrative and financial responsibility for child or adult care programs under an agreement with their state agency are considered CACFP Sponsoring Organizations. These may be organizations who work with a number of providers including family home child care, child care centers, Head Start, or at-risk afterschool sites. They may also be an independent child care center which serves as both sponsor and provider—acting as their own sponsor.

If I have a CACFP Sponsoring Organization membership and we also sponsor the SFSP, do I need two memberships?

No. CACFP Sponsoring Organization members who also sponsor the SFSP will automatically be listed in the Find a Food Program Sponsor category for SFSP, if indicated on your membership application.

What if I have a Sponsoring Organization that serves multiple states?

We recommend one Sponsoring Organization membership for each state you serve. This will make it possible for the Sponsoring Organization to have a listing on the Find A Food Program Sponsor directory for each state and assign a primary member for each state who will hold the NCA Membership. Sponsoring Organization benefits such as leadership opportunities and voting rights extend to each state membership.

Can I share my login with my team?

Each person will need their own member login to register for member webinars, access educational materials or qualify for conference discounts.

Can my membership be renewed automatically?

Yes!

Can I change my membership status at any time?

Yes, if you are an active NCA Member who works for a Sponsoring Organization, you may upgrade your membership for additional sponsoring organization benefits.

How do I get access to Member Forums?

All NCA Members have access to member forums. Additionally, members who work for Sponsoring Organizations will have access to Sponsor only groups (previously Sponsorlink).

Can my membership be transferred?

Memberships are non-transferable except in the case where the primary member of a Sponsoring Organization retires or leaves employment.