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.
Reimbursement for centers is computed by claiming percentages,
blended per meal rates, or actual meal count by type
(breakfast, lunch, supper, or supplement) and eligibility
category (free, reduced price, and paid). Bright
from the Start assigns a method of reimbursement for
centers, based on meals times rates, or the lesser of
meals times rates versus actual documented costs.
Program payments for day care homes are based on the
number of meals served to enrolled children, multiplied
by the appropriate reimbursement rate for each breakfast,
lunch, supper, or supplement they are approved to serve. Community
Childcare Food Supplement, Inc. also receives administrative
funds related to the documented costs they incur in planning,
organizing, and managing CACFP.