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Claims, Fiscal Information and Resources

Claims and Fiscal

Fiscal Supervisor
Hydie Kidd
360-725-6287
hydie.kidd@k12.wa.us

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 are filed electronically in the Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) on a monthly basis.

 The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) promotes the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children. 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

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meal Free Reduced-Price Paid
Breakfast $1.97 $1.67 $0.33
Severe Need Breakfast $2.35 $2.05 $0.33
Lunch (less than 60%) $3.66 $3.26 $0.35
Lunch (60% or more) $3.68 $3.28 $0.37
Performance Based Reimbursement $0.07 $0.07 $0.07
Snack $1.00 $0.50 $0.09

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

State Assistance and Co-pay Rates

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Assistance Free Reduced-Price Paid

State Assistance for Free and Reduced Price Breakfast Meals*

$0.17*  $0.17* N/A

State Co-pay for K-3 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.

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. The waiver is effective July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. SFSP reimbursement rates are updated in January each year. Visit the OSPI Child Nutrition Services SSO webpage for more information about this program.

July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

 

Meal

Rate

SSO Breakfast

$2.4625

SSO Lunch/ Supper

$4.3175

SSO Snack

$1.02

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. 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

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meal Free Reduced-Price

Paid

(above-scale)

Breakfast $1.97 $1.67 $0.33
Lunch/Supper  $3.66 $3.26 $0.35
Supplements $1.00  $0.50 $0.09

Child and Adult Care Food Program center sponsors will receive $0.2600 as cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods for each lunch/supper served.

Reimbursement rates for Family Day Care Home Sponsors For Providers

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meal Tier I Tier II
Breakfast $1.40 $0.51
Lunch/Supper  $2.63 $1.59
Supplement $0.78 $0.21

Reimbursement rates for Family Day Care Home Sponsors for Administrators

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Initial 50 day care homes Tier I Amount
Breakfast Initial 50 day care homes $126.00
Lunch/Supper Next 150 day care homes  $96.00
Next 800 day care homes $75.00
Additional day care homes $66.00

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, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Meal Type Operating Rates Administrative Rates Combined Rates
Breakfast Vended/Urban $2.24 $0.1750 $2.4150
Breakfast Self-Prep/Rural $2.24 $0.2225 $2.4625
Lunch/Supper Vended/Urban $3.91 $0.3400 $4.2500
Lunch/Supper Self-Prep/Rural $3.91 $0.4075 $4.3175
Snack Vended/Urban $0.91 $0.0875 $0.9975
Snack Self-Prep/Rural $0.91 $0.1100 $1.0200

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.

  • New in SY 20-21 - 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, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Program Option All Milk Paid Milk Free Milk
Pricing Programs with out free option $0.2200 N/A N/A
Pricing Programs with free option N/A $0.2200 Average cost Per 1/2 pint of milk
Non-pricing Programs $0.2200 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: $0.3975 per lunch
  • CACFP Cash In Lieu (CIL) Rate: $0.2600 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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