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CACFP Reimbursement Rates for Child Care Homes

Child and Adult Care Food Program Federal Reimbursement Rates

Child Care Homes

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets the reimbursement rates and may adjust them by a small amount annually, on July 1st, according to changes in the cost-of-living.

There are two different rates at which providers may be reimbursed: Tier I rates or Tier II rates. The rate at which Providers are reimbursed is determined by geographic data, their 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 USDA meal pattern requirements.

Effective July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Tier 1 

 Breakfast                     $1.65

Lunch / Dinner          $3.12

Snack                            $0.93

Tier 2

Breakfast                     $0.59

Lunch / Dinner           $1.88

Snack                           $0.25

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax:(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; (3) or

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