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CACFP Reimbursement Rates

  • Reimbursements vary according to the number of children claimed each day, the number of meals and snacks served that meet the program requirements, and the child care provider’s tier level of payment.
  • The tier level is determined by the percentage of free and reduced cost lunches served at the providers local elementary school, the financial information of the provider (optional), and/or the financial information of the families for whom care is provided.

The following are meal and snack reimbursement rates as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) as of 07/01/16:

  Tier I Tier II
Breakfast $1.31 $.48
Lunch/Supper $2.46 $1.49
Snacks $.73 $.20

Currently, the average reimbursement per participating child care provider is: $428.80.


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Sample Meals

Milk, Cereal and Banana

Milk, Turkey Sandwich,
Carrots and Applesauce

Apples and Cheese

Milk, Chicken, Sweet
Potatoes, Pears and Bread

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