2022–23 CNP Reimbursement RatesChild Nutrition Program (CNP) meal reimbursement rates.
The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.
Reimbursement rates shown below are for July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023
Total (Combined) Reimbursement
School Breakfast Program
|Type of Meal||Free||Reduced-Price||Paid|
|Especially Needy Breakfast||$2.67||$2.37||$0.50|
Note: Especially Needy Breakfast is for approved sites that served 40 percent or more free and reduced-price lunches in 2021–2022.
National School Lunch Program
|Description||Free||Free+8 cents*||Reduced-Price||Reduced-Price+8 cents*||Paid||Paid+8cents*|
|Agencies that served less than 60% free/reduced-price lunches in 2021–22||$4.33||$4.41||$3.93||$4.01||$0.77||$0.85|
|Agencies that served 60% or more free/reduced-price lunches in 2021–22||$4.35||$4.43||$3.95||$4.03||$0.79||$0.87|
Note: Payments listed for free and reduced-price lunches include both section 4 and section 11 funds of the National School Lunch Act.
*Certified School Food Authorities (SFA) are eligible to receive performance-based cash assistance for each reimbursable lunch served beginning October 1, 2012.
Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSO) Note: Meals served through the SSO will be reimbursed at the respective SNP rates.
Meal Supplements (After-School Snacks) in the National School Lunch Program
State Meal Program and State Meal Reimbursement for Public SFAs Serving Breakfasts and Lunches in Federal Meal Programs
|Prop 98 Agencies certified with California Education Code (EC) sections 49430 & 49430.7||$0.8950||
|Agencies eligible for Universal Meals Program state reimbursement for lunches per EC 49501.5*||Not Applicable||$0.40||$4.455|
|Agencies eligible for Universal Meals Program state reimbursement for breakfasts per EC 49501.5*||Not Applicable||$0.30||$2.655|
|Agencies eligible for Universal Meals Program state reimbursement for severe need breakfasts per EC 49501.5*||Not Applicable||$0.30||$3.065|
|Prop 98 Agencies not certified with EC sections 49430 & 49430.7||
|All Other (or non-Prop 98)
|Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
*Reimbursements shown are the base-level rates eligible sponsors can expect, these rates may increase depending on eligible site level data.
Special Milk Program
Average cost per half pint
Per half pint: $0.2700
Reimbursement rates shown below are effective from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
Total (combined) reimbursement includes operating and administrative components.
SFSP Reimbursement Rates
|Type of Meal||Rural or Self-prep||All Other Site Types|
|Lunch or Supper||