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Meal Reimbursement

Cash reimbursement for serving meals to enrolled children and adults that meet Federal nutritional guidelines and meal pattern varies according to age and types of meal served. Centers and day care homes 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 participant, each day.  Afterschool care programs may claim reimbursement for serving each child one snack, each day...

Eligible Population

Section 226.2 of the regulations describes who may receive CACFP meal benefits.

Children means "(a) persons 12 years of age and under, (b) children of migrant workers 15 years of age and under, and (c) persons with mental or physical handicaps, as defined by the State, enrolled in an institution or a child care facility serving a majority of persons 18 years of age and under." Provider’s own children are eligible only in...

Determining Eligibility

In centers, participants from households with incomes at or below 130 percent of poverty are eligible for free meals.  Participants in centers with household incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of poverty are eligible for meals at a reduced price. Institutions must determine each enrolled participant’s eligibility for free and reduced price meals served in centers...

Claiming Reimbursement for Meals Served

Institutions must submit accurate monthly claims for reimbursement to their administering agencies.  Reimbursement is not allowed for meals or snacks that are:  served to a child or an adult who is not enrolled for care; served in excess of licensed or authorized capacity; not approved in the agreement; served in excess of the maximum number of approved meal services; or out of compliance with meal pattern requirements...


 
 
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