Summer Reimbursement Rates

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Income Guidelines and Reimbursement Rates for the Federal Child Nutrition Programs
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Summer Food

Summer 2014

Breakfast
Lunch/Supper
Snack
Rural or Self Prep
$2.0225
$3.545
$0.84
Other Sites
$1.9850
$3.4875
$0.8225

Sponsors receive the same reimbursement amount for each meal and snacked served, but the site determines the reimbursement amount. Sites that are located in rural areas or that prepare their own meals (“self prep”) receive a slightly higher reimbursement rate than other sites.

The number of meals that each site can serve depends upon how the site qualifies to participate in Summer Food. Sites that are located in low-income areas (where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals) or that serve primarily low-income children (at least 50 percent of the children enrolled in the program are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) can provide a maximum of two meals a day. Sites serving primarily migrant children can provide three meals a day. Camps also can provide three meals, but are only reimbursed for children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Meals and snacks served in Alaska and Hawaii are reimbursed at a higher rate because of these states’ high cost of food.

NSLP Seamless Summer Option

School Year 2013-2014

Breakfast
Lunch/Supper
Snack
Free
$1.89
$3.01
$0.80

All of the meals and snacks served through the NSLP Seamless Summer Option are reimbursed at the free rate. The Seamless Summer Option provides a slightly higher reimbursement rate for schools that serve a high enough percentage of lunches to children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Schools that receive the higher rate for breakfast or lunch during the school year also receive the higher rate through the Seamless Option. (The threshold is 40 percent to qualify for the higher breakfast reimbursement rate and 60 percent to qualify for the higher lunch rate. Eligibility is determined by the percentage of free and reduced-price lunches served during the second preceding school year.)

The number of meals that each site can serve depends upon how the site qualifies to participate in NSLP. Sites that are located in low-income areas (where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals) or that serve primarily low-income children (at least 50 percent of the children enrolled in the program are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) can provide a maximum of two meals a day. Sites serving primarily migrant children can provide three meals a day. Camps also can provide three meals, but are only reimbursed for children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

The reimbursement rates listed above do not include the value of commodities (or cash in lieu of commodities), $0.2825 for school year 2013-2014, which schools receive for each lunch served.

Meals and snacks served in Alaska and Hawaii are reimbursed at a higher rate because of these states’ high food costs.