USDA Releases Reimbursement Rates


On July 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Special Milk Program and Afterschool Care Programs. The rates were published in the Federal Register. Reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are also available.

A third notice published today announces the value of donated foods, specifically the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods for each lunch served by schools participating in the NSLP and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the CACFP.

The new rates and value of donated foods apply to School Year 2017-18 and are effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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