Family Engagement and Empowerment Division (FEED)
The Family Engagement and Empowerment Division provides critical financial, food, and education and training support to individuals and families. The Division consists of three branches, the CalWORKs and Family Resiliency Branch, the CalFresh and Nutrition Branch and the Child and Adult Care Food Program as well as the Office of Family Engagement and Empowerment Initiatives.
CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. For more information visit the CalFresh webpage.
CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments. For more information visit the CalWORKs webpage.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) is a state and federally funded Child Nutrition Program (CNP) designed to provide nutritious meals and snacks served to infants, children, and adults. CACFP providers are reimbursed for meals and snacks that are served. The goal of the program is to enhance participant health and well-being. There are four components to the CACFP: (1) Child Care, (2) Adult Day Care, (3) Emergency Shelter, and (4) At-risk Afterschool Care. For more information visit the CACFP webpage.
Office of Family Engagement and Empowerment Initiatives (OFEEI)
The Office of Family Engagement and Empowerment Initiatives was established to implement intersectional initiatives including but not limited to the Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, domestic violence prevention partnerships, and oversight of funding to four Promise Neighborhoods. For more information visit the Guaranteed Income Pilot Program webpage or the California Promise Neighborhoods webpage.