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SFSP 2024 Reimbursement Rates

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Reimbursement Rates

This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program. 

These adjustments address changes in the Consumer Price Index, as required under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The 2024 reimbursement rates are presented as a combined set of rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures. The 2024 rates are also presented individually, as separate operating and administrative rates of reimbursement, to show the effect of the Consumer Price Index adjustment on each rate. On average, the 2024 rates adjustment represents a 5.3 percent increase in the rates from last year.

Calculation of Rates

The operating and administrative rates are calculated separately. However, the calculations of adjustments for both cost categories are based on the same set of changes in the Food Away from Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. They represent a 5.3 percent increase in this series for the 12-month period, from November 2022 through November 2023 (from 342.266 in November 2022 to 360.383 in November 2023).

Table of 2024 Reimbursement Rates

Presentation of the 2024 maximum per meal rates for meals served to children in SFSP combines the results from the calculations of operational and administrative payments, which are further explained in this notice. The total amount of payments to State agencies for disbursement to SFSP sponsors will be based upon these adjusted combined rates and the number of meals of each type served. These adjusted rates will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2024.

All States except Alaska and Hawaii —Rural or Self-prep Sites—Breakfast—2 dollars and 97.75 cents (15.25 cent increase from the 2023 reimbursement rate), Lunch or Supper—5 dollars and 21.25 cents (26.25 cent increase), Snack—1 dollar and 23.50 cents (6.75 cent increase); All Other Types of Sites—Breakfast—2 dollars and 92.25 cents (15 cent increase), Lunch or Supper—5 dollars and 13 cents (26 cent increase), Snack—1 dollar and 20.50 cents (6.50 cent increase).

Alaska —Rural or Self-prep Sites—Breakfast—4 dollars and 82.50 cents (24.25 cent increase), Lunch or Supper—8 dollars and 45 cents (42 cent increase), Snack—1 dollar and 99.75 cents (10 cent increase); All Other Types of Sites—Breakfast—4 dollars and 73.50 cents (23.75 cent increase), Lunch or Supper—8 dollars and 31.25 cents (41.25 cent increase), Snack—1 dollar and 95.25 cents (10 cent increase).

Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands[1] —Rural or Self-prep Sites—Breakfast—3 dollars and 87 cents (56.25 cent increase), Lunch or Supper—6 dollars and 78.25 cents (98.50 cent increase), Snack—1 dollar and 60.50 cents (23.50 cent increase); All Other Types of Sites—Breakfast—3 dollars and 79.50 cents (55 cent increase), Lunch or Supper—6 dollars and 67.25 cent (96.75 cent increase), Snack—1 dollar and 56.75 cents (23 cent increase).

 

2024 Reimbursement Rates (Combined)
Per Meal Rates in whole or fractions of US DollarsAll States except Alaska and HawaiiAll States except Alaska and HawaiiAlaskaAlaskaHawaiiHawaii
Site TypesRural or Self-prep sitesAll Other Types of sitesRural or Self-prep sitesAll Other Types of sitesRural or Self-prep sitesAll Other Types of sites
Breakfast2.97752.92254.82504.73503.87003.7950
Lunch or Supper5.21255.13008.45008.31256.78256.6725
Snack1.23501.20501.99751.95251.60501.5675
Page updated: January 19, 2024