Michigan Child Care Homes

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets the reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and may adjust them by a small amount annually, on July 1, according to changes in the cost of living. There are two different rates at which child care providers may be reimbursed: Tier I and Tier II. Providers are assigned to one of the two tiers based on their location, household income, and/or the household income of the children in their care.

Providers are reimbursed for a maximum of two meals and one snack, OR one meal and two snacks, per child per day. These meals must meet certain requirements established by the USDA in what we refer to as a “meal pattern.”

Effective July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Tier ITier II

Each month, participating child care providers submit a reimbursement claim to ACD outlining the meals and snacks they served as well as the children who received them. After reviewing the claims, we apply to the Michigan Department of Education for the reimbursement money. As soon as the funds become available, we mail the reimbursements to our providers in the form of a check or deposit them directly into their savings or checking account.

Money Flow Chart

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
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Association for Child Development (ACD)
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ACD Child Care Provider
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Meals & Snacks Served to Children
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Child Care Homes
Child Care Centers