New Child and Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Rates
Family child care homes have a significant increase in reimbursement rates because of the 4.82 percent jump in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food at home. Center rates have a mid-range increase based on the 2.93 percent CPI for food away from home. (The one exception is the center paid snack rate.) Unfortunately, CACFP sponsors rates are flat lined, with no increase for the coming year. The sponsors rates are based on the overall Consumer Price Index barely increased at 0.12 percent. This is not representative of sponsors true costs and will be a blow given all that is happening now.
Food Service Payment Rates for Day Care Homes
The changes in the food service payment rates for day care homes reflect a 4.82 percent increase in the food at home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
Tier I--1 dollar and 39 cents (6 cents increase)
Tier II--50 cents (2 cents increase)
Lunch and Supper:
Tier I--2 dollars and 61 cents (12 cents increase)
Tier II--1 dollar and 58 cents (8 cents increase)
Tier I--78 cents (4 cents increase)
Tier II--21 cents (1 cent increase)
National Average Payment Rates for Centers
The changes in the national average payment rates for centers reflect a 2.93 percent increase in the food away from home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
Paid rate: 32 cents (1 cent increase)
Reduced price rate: 1 dollar and 59 cents (5 cents increase)
Free rate: 1 dollar and 89 cents (5 cents increase)
Lunch or supper:
Paid rate: 33 cents (1 cent increase)
Reduced price rate: 3 dollars and 11 cents (10 cents increase)
Free rate: 3 dollars and 51 cents (10 cents increase)
Paid rate: 8 cents (no change)
Reduced price rate: 48 cents (1 cent increase)
Free rate: 96 cents (2 cents increase)
Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes
Unfortunately, the administrative rates for sponsoring organizations will not be increased this year. The changes in the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes reflect a 0.12 percent increase for all items of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
Monthly administrative payments to sponsors for each sponsored day care home are:
Initial 50 homes--120 dollars (no change)
Next 150 homes--91 dollars (no change)
Next 800 homes--71 dollars (no change)
Each additional home--63 dollars (no change)
The new rates cover the period July 1, 2020 Through June 30, 2021. See the Official Federal Register Announcement.