Child and Adult Care Food Program: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes for the Period, July 1, 2016 Through June 30, 2017. A Notice by the Food and Nutrition Service on 08/05/2016
FRAC, the National CACFP Forum were the first ones to hit my inbox with the news on the rates.
CACFP Reimbursement Rates Released -USDA released the new reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Tom Copeland of Taking Care of Business fame was next and explained that for the first time in his memory the family child care rates went down. Read More
The Child Care Food Program Roundtable, National Association of Family Child Care and many more CACFP organizations and companies were getting the rate information out to CACFP participants as quick as they could. For me, it was another opportunity to see how really important it is to be a part of more than one of several organizations that support CACFP. This program can get complicated as well you know and receiving the different perspectives and insight is most useful when we are all such a diverse group, especially when we might have to explain it to other people. Thank you everyone for the emails and explanations.
Food Research and Action Center
CACFP Reimbursement Rates Released
USDA released the new reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
CACFP Centers including Afterschool Programs:
- Free and Reduced rates for centers increased 5 cents per breakfast, 9 cents per lunch or supper, and 2 cents (free rate) and 1 cent (reduced rate) per snack.
- Paid rates remain unchanged for breakfast and snack, and increased by 1 cent per lunch or supper.
Unfortunately, reimbursement rates for family child care homes decreased.
- All Tier I rates decreased: 1 cent per breakfast, 1 cent per snack and 2 cents per lunch and supper.
- Tier II breakfast and snack rates remain unchanged and the lunch, or supper, rate decreased by 1 cent.
USDA is required to update the reimbursement rates for inflation by using the:
- Consumer Price Index for “food at home” to adjust family child care rates, and
- Consumer Price Index for “food away from home” to adjust center rates.
The Consumer Price Index for “food away from home” went up (2.6 percent) resulting in higher reimbursement rates for centers.
Sponsors Administrative Reimbursement Rates:
Sponsors administrative reimbursement rates increased by $1 per month.
The new reimbursement rates are effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.