CLiCS

National School Lunch Program

2020-2021 Reimbursement Rates

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Payment Type

Budget Code (CLiCS Payment Detail)

Paid Lunch Rates

Reduced-Price Lunch Rates

Free Lunch Rates

Federal Lunch – Regular

10555.002

.33 or .351

.33 or .351

.33 or .351

Federal Lunch – Free and Reduced Price

10555.004

N/A

2.78

3.18

Federal Lunch - 7 Cent Certified

10555.006

.07

.07

.07

State Lunch

S6201

.125

.5252

.125

Total Federal/State Payments (not including value of USDA Foods)

N/A

.525

or .5451

3.705 or 3.7251

3.705 or 3.7251

1Federal rate for “additional two cents”: The higher federal reimbursement rate and higher total payments are paid for all lunches if the school food authority served 60 percent or more free/reduced price lunches in SY 2018-2019 (at all sites combined). To check whether a school food authority is approved for the higher rate, refer to the SY 2020-21 sponsor application in CLiCS.

2State payment for reduced-price lunches: Reduced-price lunches receive 40 cents of state reimbursement (in addition to the 12.5 cents received for all lunches) so that lunches can be served at no charge to students approved for reduced-price meals, as provided by state law. Although these meals are served at no charge, they must be claimed for reimbursement as reduced-price lunches so that the correct federal and state reimbursements are paid.

School Breakfast Program

2020-2021 Reimbursement Rates

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Payment Type

Budget Code (CLiCS Payment Detail)

Paid Breakfast Rates

Paid Breakfast Rates

(KG only)

Reduced-Price Breakfast Rates

Free Breakfast Rates

Federal Breakfast

10553

.32

.32

1.59 or 1.961

1.89 or 2.261

State Breakfast

S6210

.552

.552 + .753

.304

N/A

Total Federal/State Payments

N/A

.87

1.62

1.89 or 2.261

1.89 or 2.261

1Federal rates for reduced-price and free breakfasts: The higher federal reimbursement rates and higher total reimbursements are paid for free and reduced-price breakfasts served at “Severe Need” sites (sites that served 40 percent or more free/reduced price lunches in SY 2017-2018). To check whether a site is approved for Severe Need reimbursement, refer to the site application in CLiCS.

2State payments for paid breakfasts: All paid breakfasts receive a state payment of 55 cents.

3State payments for kindergarten students: Paid breakfasts served to kindergarten students receive a state payment of 75 cents (in addition to the 55 cents state payment) so that breakfasts can be served at no charge to all kindergarten students as provided by state law. Although these breakfasts are served at no charge, they must be claimed for reimbursement as paid breakfasts so that the correct federal and state reimbursements are paid.

4State payments for reduced-price breakfasts: Reduced-price breakfasts receive a state payment of 30 cents so that breakfasts can be served at no charge to students who qualify for reduced-price meals, as provided by state law. Although these breakfasts are served at no charge, they must be claimed for reimbursement as reduced-price breakfasts so that the correct federal and state reimbursements are paid.

Food Distribution Program (USDA Foods)

2020-2021 Entitlement Value

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Entitlement value for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods per school lunch: $.245

The total entitlement value for a school food authority during 2020-2021 is based initially on the school food authority’s final 2018-2019 School Lunch claims, and then adjusted in September 2020 based on final 2019-2020 School Lunch claims.

Afterschool Care Snack Program (NSLP)

2020-2021 Reimbursement Rate

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Payment Type

Budget Code

Rate

Regular Snacks

10555.SNA

.08

Reduced-Price Snacks

10555.SNA

.48

Free Snacks*

10555.SNA

.96

* At area-eligible sites, all snacks are reimbursed at the Free Snacks rate.

At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program

(Child and Adult Care Food Program)

2020-2021 Reimbursement Rates

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Payment Type

Budget Code

Rate

At-Risk Snacks

10558.SNA

.96

At-Risk Meals

10558.021

3.51

Cash-in-lieu-of Commodities*

10558.016

.245

* Cash-in-lieu-of Commodities is an additional payment of 24.5 cents for each at-risk lunch and supper (not for breakfasts or snacks). The total amount of reimbursement per at-risk lunch/supper, including cash-in-lieu-of commodities, is $3.755.

Milk Programs

2020-2021 Reimbursement Rates

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Payment Type

Budget Code

Rate

Special Milk Program (federal)

10556

.2025

Minnesota Kindergarten Milk Program

S6202

.20