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CACFP Reimbursement Rates

Note: Reimbursement rates are for the Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018 (July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018).

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP reimbursement rates.
Paid $0.30 $0.31 $0.08
Reduced $1.45 $2.83 $0.44
Free $1.75 $3.23 $0.88

For centers electing cash-in-lieu of commodities, the level of commodity assistance in the Child and Adult Care Food Program is $.2325 per lunch and supper served to enrolled children and adults.

CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Snack and Supper Program

For sponsors of the At-Risk Afterschool Snack and/or Supper Program, snacks are reimbursed at the free rate of $0.88 and suppers are reimbursed at the free rate of $3.23.

Family Day Care Homes (FDCH)

CACFP provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served to small groups of children receiving nonresidential day care in private homes that are licensed to provide family child care.

CACFP targets higher levels of reimbursement to low-income areas, and to day care providers and children most in need. The reimbursements make the cost of day care more affordable for many lower income families.

Day care home providers receive the following reimbursements for the meals they serve to eligible children:

Tier I $1.31 $2.46 $0.73
Tier II $0.48 $1.48 $0.20

Day care home sponsors receive the following reimbursement for each day care home claimed:

# of HomesMonthly Rate
Initial 50 Day Care Homes 114.00
Next 150 Day Care Homes 87.00
Next 800 Day Care Homes 68.00
Additional Day Care Homes 60.00