Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Rates, Eligibility Scales, & Funding

Reimbursement rates, annual eligibility scales, and funding information.

Contents

Rates

Child Nutrition Program (CNP) meal program reimbursement rates.

Eligibility Scales

Income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals or free milk in CNPs.

For eligibility scales from previous years, please visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Documents and Resources web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Funding

Apportionments

2017–18

2016–17

Grants

Grant Award List
2021–22 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) N/A
2021–22 School Breakfast Program (SBP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Start-up or Expansion N/A
2021–22 Taste of California Standardized Recipe Challenge Grant N/A
2020–21 Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funds N/A
2020–21 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant (EAG) N/A
2020–21 SBP and SFSP Start-up or Expansion 2020–21 SBP and SFSP Start-up or Expansion Results
2020–21 FFVP 2020–21 FFVP Results
2019–20 Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funds N/A
2019–20 Breakfast After the Bell Grant (BATB) 2019–20 BATB Results
2019–20 NSLP EAG 2019–20 NSLP EAG Results
2019–20 SBP and SFSP Start-up or Expansion 2019–20 SBP and SFSP Start-up or Expansion Results
2019–20 FFVP 2019–20 FFVP Results
2018–19 Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funds N/A
2018–19 NSLP EAG 2018–19 NSLP EAG Results
2018–19 FFVP 2018–19 FFVP Results
2018–19 SBP and SFSP Start-up or Expansion 2018–19 SBP and SFSP Start-up Expansion Results
2017–18 California-grown Fresh School Meals 2017–18 California-grown Fresh School Meals Grant Results
2017–18 Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funds N/A
2017–18 FFVP 2017–18 FFVP Results
2017–18 School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion 2017–18 SBP and SFSP Start-up Expansion Results
2016–17 Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Expansion Funds N/A

Additional funding information is available on the California Department of Education Funding web page.

Back to Top

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • Participation Avenue Change for USDA Food 2023–24 (added 03-Oct-2022)
    Participants of the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division Food Distribution Program now have the option to change the way they plan to order and receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods for School Year 2023–24.
  • Third Allocation of Supply Chain Assistance Funds (added 03-Oct-2022)
    SP 16-2022 regarding the third allocation of the Supply Chain Assistance funds.
  • Understanding Cultural Foodways (added 03-Oct-2022)
    The Culinary Institute for Child Nutrition Webinar to share best practices for community outreach and engagement around religious and cultural foodways.
  • Net Cash Resource and Budget Agreement Update (added 03-Oct-2022)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) is required to ensure program operator compliance with the requirements to limit net cash resources (NCR) of the nonprofit school food service account (cafeteria fund).
  • Waivers for SFAs in Madera and Modoc Counties (added 03-Oct-2022)
    This information announces waivers for Madera and Modoc County SFAs in response to the Fork and Barnes fires.

  • Verification Process Guidance for SY 2022–23 (added 30-Sep-2022)
    This information provides guidance to SFA on how to complete the School Year (SY) 2022-23 verification process and notifies SFAs of updated verification letter to household templates that are available for use by SFAs operating Universal Meals.
  • ISNPA Webinar: Competitive Foods and Beverages (added 28-Sep-2022)
    This Introduction to School Nutrition Program Administration (ISNPA) webinar will focus on understanding the competitive food and beverage requirements.
  • 2022 KIT Funds for Eligible Program Operators (added 28-Sep-2022)
    This information is about the availability of the 2022 Kitchen Infrastructure and Training funds. It includes information on the timing of payment, accounting information, use of funds, and how to return funds.
  • School Year 2021–22 P-EBT Data Collection Reminder (added 27-Sep-2022)
    School Year 2021–22 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) data reporting. P-EBT daily benefits for depend on the number of days a student was enrolled in independent study or had excused absences of five or more days in a month.
  • Waivers for SFAs in Three Counties (added 23-Sep-2022)
    This information announces waivers for El Dorado, Placer, and Riverside County SFAs in response to the Mosquito and Fairview fires.