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2009 SFSP Reimbursement Rates

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DATE:January 15, 2009
SUBJECT:2009 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Reimbursement Rates Notice
TO:State Agencies
Child Nutrition Programs
All States
Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions

Attached for your information are copies of the 2009 SFSP reimbursement rates and the Federal Register notice announcing them. This notice, published at 74 FR 2508 on Jan. 15, 2009, informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in SFSP. These adjustments address changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as required under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA).

The 2009 rate adjustments reflect a 4.9 percent increase in the food away from home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. The notice, for the first time, presents them as a combined set of rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures that were extended nationwide by enactment of the fiscal year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (PL 110-161). Separate operating and administrative rates, which show how each rate is adjusted differently for inflation, are also presented, since the NSLA maintains this structure for annual adjustment purposes.

Cynthia Long
Child Nutrition Division


Page updated: January 16, 2024

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.