Every month, providers receive a cash reimbursement check to help defray the cost of approved meals and snacks that they serve at their home child care.
Payments for child care homes are based on the number of meals served to enrolled children, multiplied by the appropriate reimbursement rate for each breakfast, lunch, supper, or snack they are approved to serve.
There are two ways providers may receive reimbursement for meals:
Tier I day care homes are those that are located in low-income areas, or those in which the provider's household income is at or below 185 percent of the Federal income poverty guidelines. Sponsoring organizations may use elementary school free and reduced price enrollment data or census block group data to determine which areas are low-income.
Tier II homes are those family day care homes which do not meet the location or provider income criteria for a tier I home. The provider in a tier II home may elect to have the sponsoring organization identify income-eligible children, so that meals served to those children who qualify for free and reduced price meals would be reimbursed at the higher tier I rates.
July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
|Meal||Tier 1||Tier 2|
|Snack||$ .73||$ .20|
SENDCAA also offers an option to set up direct deposit for meal reimbursements.
Visit the income eligibility page for more information regarding Tier I reimbursement guidelines.
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