Participating institutions receive reimbursement for meals served on a monthly basis. Reimbursement rates are determined by the USDA and are updated and published annually. Institutions receive reimbursements based on the number of meals served to enrolled children or adults, multiplied by the appropriate reimbursement rate for each breakfast, lunch, supper, or snacks they are approved to serve. Monthly reimbursement payments can be deposited directly into a bank account.
Center participants must qualify on the basis of household income eligibility.
Day Care Homes must be qualified by Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes; who will categorize providers as Tier 1 or Tier 2 homes based on school or census data, or provider’s household income. Income information is kept confidential at all times.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer