August 10, 2022

Increased Funding for 2022-23 School and Child Care Meals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on July 22, 2022 an increase in funding to help schools continue to serve kids healthy meals during the 2022-23 school year and to provide financial relief for schools and child care providers.


Effective July 1, 2022, the reimbursement schools receive for each meal served will increase by approximately $0.68 per free/reduced-price lunch and $0.32 per free/reduced price breakfast.

Overall, reimbursement rates this year for the Child and Adult Care Food Program increased compared to last year. These rates are effective from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

View the complete reimbursement rates, including rates for paid school meals and child care meals, on the USDA website.

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