New USDA Reimbursement Rates for School Meal Programs


The USDA has released new reimbursement rates for the  National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and the  Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The annual payments and rates adjustments for schools and residential child care institutions are based on a 2.64 percent increase in the Food Away from Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The new rates apply to School Year 2015-16 and are effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Click on the links to see the exact rate adjustments.

Contact Us

120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745  

Tel (301) 686-3100
Fax (301) 686-3115

> For The Media

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Read the latest news and developments facing the school nutrition industry, as well as stay on top of important trends and resources.


> Read the Latest Newsletters

SNA State Associations

The School Nutrition Association has a presence in every state across the country. View links to many of the state associations to find out more about what SNA is doing nationwide. 

> Learn More