These rates are effective from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
- Paid - $0.29
- Reduced - $2.67
- Free - $3.07
Contracting entities serving at least 60 percent free and reduced-price lunches in school year 2013-2014 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 - $0.42
- Free - $0.84
USDA Foods Published Rate Of Assistance
- SY 2016 Commodity Meal Rate - The published rate for the period July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, is $0.2375 for NSLP schools.
- USDA added an additional $0.0750 to the SY 2016 Commodity Meal Rate to include the shortfall in USDA purchases for SY 2015 for a national rate of $0.3125 cents per meal.
- Texas rate is currently estimated at $0.3125 per meal.