NSLP Reimbursement Rates
These rates are effective from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.


  • Paid - $0.30
  • Reduced - $2.76
  • Free - $3.16


Contracting entities serving at least 60 percent free and reduced-price lunches in school year 2014-2015 will receive a 2-cent supplemental lunch reimbursement. In addition, contracting entities certified to receive the performance-based cash assistance will receive an additional 6 cents added to the lunch reimbursement. These additional reimbursements will be applied and paid automatically to eligible contracting entities through the Texas Unified Nutrition Programs System (TX-UNPS).

After School Care Program

  • Paid - $0.07
  • Reduced - $0.43
  • Free - $0.86


USDA Foods Published Rate Of Assistance

  1. SY 2017 Commodity Meal Rate - The published rate for the period July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, is $0.23 for NSLP schools. 
  2. USDA added an additional $0.09 to the SY 2017 Commodity Meal Rate to include the shortfall in USDA purchases for SY 2016 for a national rate of $0.32 cents per meal.
  3. Texas' rate is currently estimated at $0.3310 per meal.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 (1) mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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