Resource | Policy Memos | SP30-2014
Determining Eligibility for Two Cent Differential Reimbursement in New Schools

Section 4 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) provides general cash for food assistance payments to states to assist schools in purchasing food. The NSLA provides two different section 4 payment levels for lunches served under the National School Lunch Program. The base payment applies to lunches served by School Food Authorities (SFAs) in which less than 60 percent of the lunches served during the second preceding year were served free or reduced price. Those SFAs in which 60 percent or more of the lunches served in the second preceding school year were served at free or reduced price receive two cents more. This higher payment rate is referred to as the two cent differential.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP20-2013
Quarterly Reporting Associated with School Food Authority Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement

This memorandum provides information regarding the State agencies’ quarterly reporting requirements associated with identifying the number of school food authorities certified to receive the performance-based reimbursement for each lunch served in compliance with the new meal pattern requirements for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

Resource | Policy Memos
Questions and Answers #3: Two-tier Reimbursement Structure for Family Day Care Homes Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

This is the third set of questions and answers on the two-tiered reimbursement structure for family day care homes in the CACFP. Also provided are: (1) “Enrollment and Attendance List Examples”; and (2) “Computing Reimbursement for a Tier H Mixed Home.” 

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP24-2012
Family Day Care Home Administrative Reimbursements: Carryover Reporting Requirements for Fiscal Year 2012 and All Subsequent Years

On March 19, 2012, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued the memo titled Family Day Care Home Administrative Reimbursements: Options and Carryover Reporting Requirements (CACFP 11-2012), which described procedures for reporting fiscal year (FY) 2011 family day care home administrative payments and carryover. The present memo focuses on reporting family day care home carryover for FY 2012 and beyond.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP11-2012
Family Day Care Home Administrative Reimbursements: Options and Carryover Reporting Requirements

This memo clarifies options regarding administrative reimbursements and provides guidance for FY 2011 on reporting and managing the unused administrative reimbursements FDCH sponsors may “carry over” into the next FY.

Resource | Policy Memos
Reimbursement of Infant Meals in the Child Nutrition Programs

The child nutrition programs reimburse child care centers, family day care homes, emergency shelters, schools, and residential child care institutions for the costs of serving nutritious meals--including the costs of preparation and clean up of meals--to infants.

Resource | Policy Memos
State Agency Approval of Sponsored Facilities’ Applications and Reimbursement to Facilities at the Time of their Initial Approval in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The purpose of this memorandum is to answer questions regarding the requirement at section 226.16(b) that State agencies approve sponsored facilities’ applications for participation in CACFP, and the timing of the initial reimbursements to sponsored facilities in CACFP.

Resource | Policy Memos
Authority for Sponsors to Combine Claims for Reimbursement

This memorandum is intended to extend section 225.9(d)(3) of the regulations which requires sponsors that operate the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for less than 10 days in their final month of operations to consolidate those days with the immediate prior months’ claim for reimbursement.

Resource | Policy Memos
Reimbursement under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for Snacks Served in After School Care Programs Operated by Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCI)

The January 14, 1999, memorandum implementing the after school snack provision of the Child Nutrition Programs’ reauthorization legislation stated that RCCIs would not be eligible for this benefit. To address these situations, we are authorizing RCCIs to participate in the after school snack program.

Resource | Policy Memos
Reimbursement for Snacks in After School Care Programs (SP99-4): (CACFP 99-4)

This memorandum discusses the requirements separately for each program, and is intended to provide preliminary guidance to enable State agencies, schools and public and private nonprofit organizations to implement after school care programs for children in advance of publication of a final rule, since the provisions took effect October 1, 1998.