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Infant and Child Nutrition, Inc

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 USDA Child Care Food Progam

Effective July 1, 2019

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Reimbursement in Day Care Homes



             Program payments for day care homes are based on the

            number of meals served to enrolled children, multiplied by

            the appropriate reimbursement rate for each breakfast,   

            lunch, supper, or snack they are approved to serve.

           Tier I day care homes are those that are located in low-  

            income areas, or those in which the provider’s household  

            income is at or below 185 percent of the Federal income

            poverty guidelines. Sponsoring organizations may use

            elementary, middle or high school free and reduced price

            enrollment data or census block group data to determine

            which areas are low-income.


            Tier II homes are those family day care homes which do  

            not meet the location or provider income criteria for a tier I

            home. The provider in a tier II home may elect to have the

            sponsoring organization identify income-eligible children,

            so that meals served to those children who qualify for free

            and reduced price meals would be reimbursed at the higher

            tier I rates.

            A child’s eligibility for tier I rates in a tier II day care home

            may be documented through submission of an income

            eligibility statement which details family size and income or

            participation in any of a number of means-tested State or

            Federal programs with eligibility at or below 185 percent

            of poverty.




 ​       Meal Type  Tier I     Tier II


     Breakfast             $1.31            $.48 


​    Morning Snack     $.73             $.20


​     Lunch                   $2.48           $1.48


    Afternoon Snack    $.73             $.20


    Supper                  $2.48           $1.48 


     

​Reimbursement Rates