Participating daycare homes and centers may be approved to claim up to two reimbursable meals (Breakfast, Lunch, or Supper) and one snack, or two snacks and one meal, to each eligible child, each day.
Participants on the CACFP cannot charge separate fees for meals while participating on program. Higher payments (Tier 1) are paid to homes in low-income areas and to low-income providers. Meals and snacks served to children who are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals also receive higher rates of reimbursement. Childcare centers must obtain an IE from every participant on the program and the family has a reimbursement rate as follows: Free, Reduced, or Paid.
Meal Type Tier 1 Tier 2
Breakfast $1.33 $0.48
Lunch/Supper $2.49 $1.50
Snack $0.74 $0.20
Tier 1- A maximum of $5.72 per child per day reimbursement is allowed for each Tier 1 child
Tier 2- A maximum of $3.20 per child per day reimbursement is allowed for each Tier 2 child
Meal Type Free Reduced Paid
Breakfast $1.84 $1.54 $0.31
Lunch/Supper $3.41 $3.01 $0.32
Snack $0.94 $0.47 $0.08
Cash in Lieu will be provided for Lunch/Dinner meals. Click here for details
Childcare Centers are reimbursed typically within a week of the submitted claim. Be sure to allow 5-7 days for processing.
Current Reimbursement Rates:
July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
Home Daycare Providers Childcare Center
Tiering Status will be determined by Quality Care Services, Inc.
staff based on one of the following:
Elementary School Boundary • Census Tract
Census Averaging • Provider Income • Parent Income
Providers meeting the income eligibility guidelines may qualify to receive reimbursement for their own children's meals as long as another daycare child is present.