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Claims, Fiscal Information and Resources

Claims and Fiscal

Hydie Kidd
Fiscal Supervisor
360-725-6287

Toll Free Number
866-328-6325​

TTY Number
360-664-3631

Child Nutrition Program sponsors are reimbursed for eligible meals and snacks. Claims are processed by OSPI Child Nutrition Services and filed electronically in the Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) monthly.

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) promotes the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children. Reimbursement rates include the annual adjustment for food costs required by law and a temporary increase of $0.40 cents per school lunch and $0.15 per school breakfast served for SY 22-23  as authorized by Congress in the Keep Kids Fed Act. This rate increase will help programs address continuing challenges, including rising food costs and supply chain issues.

Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services NSLP webpage and the School Breakfast Program webpage for more information about these programs.

Reimbursement

Reimbursement Rates for NSLP & SBP (including the SY 22–23 increase in funds authorized by the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022)

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Meal Free Reduced-Price Paid
Breakfast $2.26 $1.96 $0.50
Severe Need Breakfast $2.67 $2.37 $0.50
Lunch (less than 60%) $4.33 $3.93 $0.77
Lunch (60% or more) $4.35 $3.95 $0.79
Performance Based Reimbursement $0.08 $0.08 $0.08
Snack $1.08 $0.54 $0.09

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

State Assistance and Co-pay Rates

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Assistance Free Reduced-Price Paid

State Assistance for Free and Reduced Price Breakfast Meals*

$0.05*  $0.05* N/A

State Co-pay for Reduced-Price Lunches

N/AN/ANN/A $0.40 N/A

State Co-pay for Reduced-Price Breakfasts

N/A $0.30 N/A

Source: WA State Legislature
*Assistance rate subject to change based on availability of state funds and number of meals claimed.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child care and adult care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks. Reimbursement rates include the annual adjustment for food costs required by law and a temporary increase of $0.10 per Child and Adult Care Food Program meal or supplement served, as authorized by Congress in the Keep Kids Fed Act. This rate bump will help programs deal with continued challenges, including rising food costs and supply chain issues.

Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services CACFP webpages for more information about this program.

Claim Information

Reimbursement Rates

Reimbursement rates are set by USDA annually during the month of July and depend on the type of institution participating.

  • Centers' reimbursement for meals is based on family income eligibility.
  • Homeless shelters and at-risk centers are reimbursed at the free rate.
  • Family Day Care Homes sponsors are reimbursed on a two-tier fund structure using criteria such as location of the day care home, the income of the day care home provider, and the income of the individual child's household.

Reimbursement rates for Child Care Centers & At-Risk Programs (including the FY23 increase in funds authorized by the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022)

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 

Meal Free Reduced-Price

Paid

(above-scale)

Breakfast $2.21 $1.91 $0.45
Lunch/Supper  $4.03 $3.63 $0.47
Supplements $1.18  $0.64 $0.19

Child and Adult Care Food Program center sponsors will receive $0.3000 as cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods for each lunch/supper served.

Reimbursement rates for Family Day Care Home Sponsors For Providers (including the FY23 increase in funds authorized by the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022)

The Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-158) allows tier II day care homes to be reimbursed at the tier I rate for the time period starting July 1, 2022, ending on June 30, 2023.

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Meal Tier I Tier II
Breakfast $1.66 $1.66
Lunch/Supper  $3.04 $3.04
Supplement $0.97 $0.97

Reimbursement rates for Family Day Care Home Sponsors for Administrators

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Initial 50 day care homes Tier I Amount
Breakfast Initial 50 day care homes $137.00
Lunch/Supper Next 150 day care homes  $104.00
Next 800 day care homes $81.00
Additional day care homes $72.00

Reimbursement rates for Adult Care Centers (including the FY23 increase in funds authorized by the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022)

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Meal Free Reduced-Price

Paid

(above-scale)

Breakfast $2.21 $1.91 $0.45
Lunch/Supper  $4.03 $3.63 $0.47
Supplements $1.18  $0.64 $0.19

Summer meal programs help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months. Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services SFSP webpages for more information about this program.

Reimbursement

Summer Food Service Program

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Meal Type Operating Rates Administrative Rates Combined Rates
Breakfast Vended/Urban $2.37 $0.1850 $2.5550
Breakfast Self-Prep/Rural $2.37 $0.2350 $2.6050
Lunch/Supper Vended/Urban $4.13 $0.3575 $4.4875
Lunch/Supper Self-Prep/Rural $4.13 $0.4325 $4.5625
Snack Vended/Urban $0.96 $0.0925 $1.0525
Snack Self-Prep/Rural $0.96 $0.1175 $1.0775

Under Child Nutrition Response #86, meals and snacks served under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) will be reimbursed at the SFSP high rate rather than the NSLP or SBP reimbursement rate. USDA extended this waiver under Child Nutrition Response #109  and remains in effect through September 30, 2022.

Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services SSO webpage for more information about this program.

January 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

 

Meal

Rate

SSO Breakfast

$2.6050

SSO Lunch/ Supper

$4.5625

SSO Snack

$1.0775

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all enrolled students in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day—separate from the lunch or breakfast meal in one or more areas of the school. Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services FFVP webpage for more details about this program.

  • FFVP Claims are now submitted in WINS. Please review the FFVP Claims in WINS Tutorial for more details.
  • Indirect Cost Rate Q&A- This Q&A may help you determine if claiming indirect costs under FFVP is right for your district.
  • Procurement- To learn more about procurement, begin with the resources here.

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in nonprofit schools who do not participate in other Child Nutrition programs. Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services Special Milk Program webpage for more information about his program.

Reimbursement

Special Milk Program

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Program Option All Milk Paid Milk Free Milk
Pricing Programs with out free option $0.2700 N/A N/A
Pricing Programs with free option N/A $0.2700 Average cost Per 1/2 pint of milk
Non-pricing Programs $0.2700 N/A N/A

National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors are eligible to receive USDA Foods. The USDA allocates funds (entitlement) to OSPI which is then allocated to sponsoring organizations. Child Nutrition Program sponsors may then use these funds to spend on USDA Foods. Please visit the FDP Application and Requirements webpage for more details. 

Entitlement Rates for July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022

  • NSLP Per Meal Rate: $0.4300 per lunch
  • CACFP Cash In Lieu (CIL) Rate: $0.3000 per meal
  • SFSP Per Meal Rate: Child Nutrition Services calculates rates in early spring and will directly communicate with sponsors when finalized.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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Child and Adult Care Food Program
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