Child and Adult Care Food Program: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes for the Period July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006, 41196-41197 [05-14029]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and supplements served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and supplements served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii. The adjustments contained in this notice are made on an annual basis each July, as required by the statutes and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DATES: These rates are effective from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Churchill, Section Chief, Child and Adult Care and Summer Programs Section, Policy and Program Development Branch, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 (703) 305–2590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Definitions The terms used in this notice shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the regulations governing the CACFP (7 CFR part 226). Background Pursuant to sections 4, 11 and 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1759a, and 1766), section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) (42 U.S.C. 1773) and 7 CFR 226.4, 226.12, and 226.13 of the regulations governing the CACFP, notice is hereby given of the new payment rates for institutions participating in CACFP. These rates shall be in effect during the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. As provided for under the NSLA and the CNA, all rates in the CACFP must be revised annually on July 1 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the most recent 12-month period. In accordance with this mandate, the Department last published the adjusted national average payment rates for centers, the food service payment rates for day care homes, and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsors of day care homes on July 15, 2004, at 69 FR 42414 (for the period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2005). CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) [Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars, effective from July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006] Centers Breakfast Contiguous States: Paid ............................................................................................................................................. Reduced Price ............................................................................................................................ Free ............................................................................................................................................ Alaska: Paid ............................................................................................................................................. Reduced Price ............................................................................................................................ Free ............................................................................................................................................ Hawaii: Paid ............................................................................................................................................. Reduced Price ............................................................................................................................ Free ............................................................................................................................................ Breakfast Tier I Day care homes: Contiguous States ........................................ Alaska ........................................................... Hawaii ........................................................... 1.06 1.68 1.23 0.39 0.60 0.45 Tier I Initial 50 Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes per Home/per Month Rates in U.S. Dollars: Contiguous States ............................................................................................ VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 0.22 1.92 2.32 0.05 0.31 0.63 0.34 1.72 2.02 0.36 3.36 3.76 0.09 0.51 1.03 0.26 1.18 1.48 0.26 2.32 2.72 0.06 0.37 0.74 Sfmt 4703 Supplement Tier II 1.96 3.17 2.29 Tier I 1.18 1.91 1.38 Next 150 91 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM Supplement 0.23 0.97 1.27 Lunch and supper Tier II Lunch and supper 1 69 18JYN1 Tier II 0.58 0.94 0.68 Next 800 54 0.16 0.26 0.18 Each additional 48 41197 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Notices Initial 50 Alaska ............................................................................................................... Hawaii ............................................................................................................... Next 150 147 106 112 81 Next 800 88 63 Each additional 77 56 1These rates do not include the value of commodities (or cash-in-lieu of commodities) which institutions receive as additional assistance for each lunch or supper served to participants under the program. A notice announcing the value of commodities and cash-in-lieu of commodities is published separately in the Federal Register. The changes in the national average payment rates for centers reflect a 3.16 percent increase during the 12-month period, May 2004 to May 2005 (from 186.7 in May 2004 to 192.6 in May 2005), in the food away from home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. The changes in the food service payment rates for day care homes reflect a 1.98 percent increase during the 12month period, May 2004 to May 2005 (from 186.6 in May 2004 to190.3 in May 2005), in the food at home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. The changes in the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes reflect a 2.80 percent increase during the 12month period, May 2004 to May 2005 (from 189.1 in May 2004 to 194.4 in May 2005), in the series for all items of the CPI for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. The total amount of payments available to each State agency for distribution to institutions participating in the program is based on the rates contained in this notice. This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice has been determined to be exempt under Executive Order 12866. This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.558 and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR Part 3015, Subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3518). Authority: Sections 4(b)(2), 11a, 17(c) and 17(f)(3)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(2), 1759a, 1766(f)(3)(B)) and section 4(b)(1)(B) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1773(b)(1)(B)). VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: July 12, 2005. Roberto Salazar, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 05–14029 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, VA 22302 or phone (703) 305–2590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3410–30–P Background Special Milk Program for Children— Pursuant to section 3 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1772), the Department announces the rate of reimbursement for a halfπpint of milk served to nonneedy children in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. This rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. For the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, the rate of reimbursement for a halfπpint of milk served to a nonneedy child in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program is 15.5 cents. This reflects a decrease of 8.87 percent in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products from May 2004 to May 2005 (from a level of 185.9 in May 2004 to 169.4 in May 2005). As a reminder, schools or institutions with pricing programs that elect to serve milk free to eligible children continue to receive the average cost of a halfπpint of milk (the total cost of all milk purchased during the claim period divided by the total number of purchased halfπpints) for each halfπpint served to an eligible child. National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs—Pursuant to sections 11 and 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, (42 U.S.C. 1759a and 1766a), and section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773), the Department annually announces the adjustments to the National Average Payment Factors and to the maximum Federal reimbursement rates for lunches and afterschool snacks served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program and breakfasts served to children participating in the School Breakfast Program. Adjustments are prescribed each July 1, based on changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs; National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the ‘‘national average payments,’’ the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the ‘‘maximum reimbursement rates,’’ the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a halfπpint of milk served to nonneedy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. The payments and rates are prescribed on an annual basis each July. The annual payments and rates adjustments for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs reflect changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The annual rate adjustment for the Special Milk Program reflects changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products. These payments and rates are in effect from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. DATES: Effective Date: These rates are effective from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Todd Barrett, Acting Section Chief, School Programs Section, Policy and Program Development Branch, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / 
Notices

[[Page 41196]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Child and Adult Care Food Program: National Average Payment 
Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative 
Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes for 
the Period July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national 
average payment rates for meals and supplements served in child care 
centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care 
centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for 
meals and supplements served in day care homes; and the administrative 
reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to 
reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Further adjustments are 
made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in 
the States of Alaska and Hawaii. The adjustments contained in this 
notice are made on an annual basis each July, as required by the 
statutes and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food 
Program (CACFP).

DATES: These rates are effective from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 
2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Churchill, Section Chief, Child 
and Adult Care and Summer Programs Section, Policy and Program 
Development Branch, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition 
Service, USDA, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 (703) 305-2590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Definitions

    The terms used in this notice shall have the meanings ascribed to 
them in the regulations governing the CACFP (7 CFR part 226).

Background

    Pursuant to sections 4, 11 and 17 of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1759a, and 1766), 
section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) (42 U.S.C. 1773) and 
7 CFR 226.4, 226.12, and 226.13 of the regulations governing the CACFP, 
notice is hereby given of the new payment rates for institutions 
participating in CACFP. These rates shall be in effect during the 
period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.
    As provided for under the NSLA and the CNA, all rates in the CACFP 
must be revised annually on July 1 to reflect changes in the Consumer 
Price Index (CPI) for the most recent 12-month period. In accordance 
with this mandate, the Department last published the adjusted national 
average payment rates for centers, the food service payment rates for 
day care homes, and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsors 
of day care homes on July 15, 2004, at 69 FR 42414 (for the period July 
1, 2004-June 30, 2005).

                Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  [Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars, effective from
                       July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006]
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                                                Lunch and
            Centers               Breakfast    supper \1\    Supplement
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Contiguous States:
    Paid......................          0.23          0.22          0.05
    Reduced Price.............          0.97          1.92          0.31
    Free......................          1.27          2.32          0.63
Alaska:
    Paid......................          0.34          0.36          0.09
    Reduced Price.............          1.72          3.36          0.51
    Free......................          2.02          3.76          1.03
Hawaii:
    Paid......................          0.26          0.26          0.06
    Reduced Price.............          1.18          2.32          0.37
    Free......................          1.48          2.72          0.74


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                                       Breakfast               Lunch and supper               Supplement
                             -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Tier I        Tier II       Tier I        Tier II       Tier I        Tier II
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Day care homes:
    Contiguous States.......          1.06          0.39          1.96          1.18          0.58          0.16
    Alaska..................          1.68          0.60          3.17          1.91          0.94          0.26
    Hawaii..................          1.23          0.45          2.29          1.38          0.68          0.18


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                                                                                                        Each
                                                           Initial 50     Next 150      Next 800     additional
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Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring
 Organizations of Day Care Homes per Home/per Month
 Rates in U.S. Dollars:
    Contiguous States...................................            91            69            54            48

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    Alaska..............................................           147           112            88            77
    Hawaii..............................................           106            81            63           56
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\1\These rates do not include the value of commodities (or cash-in-lieu of commodities) which institutions
  receive as additional assistance for each lunch or supper served to participants under the program. A notice
  announcing the value of commodities and cash-in-lieu of commodities is published separately in the Federal
  Register.

    The changes in the national average payment rates for centers 
reflect a 3.16 percent increase during the 12-month period, May 2004 to 
May 2005 (from 186.7 in May 2004 to 192.6 in May 2005), in the food 
away from home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
    The changes in the food service payment rates for day care homes 
reflect a 1.98 percent increase during the 12-month period, May 2004 to 
May 2005 (from 186.6 in May 2004 to190.3 in May 2005), in the food at 
home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
    The changes in the administrative reimbursement rates for 
sponsoring organizations of day care homes reflect a 2.80 percent 
increase during the 12-month period, May 2004 to May 2005 (from 189.1 
in May 2004 to 194.4 in May 2005), in the series for all items of the 
CPI for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics of the Department of Labor.
    The total amount of payments available to each State agency for 
distribution to institutions participating in the program is based on 
the rates contained in this notice.
    This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that 
Act. This notice has been determined to be exempt under Executive Order 
12866.
    This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under No. 10.558 and is subject to the provisions of 
Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation 
with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR Part 3015, Subpart V, and 
final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.)
    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions 
that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3518).

    Authority: Sections 4(b)(2), 11a, 17(c) and 17(f)(3)(B) of the 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
1753(b)(2), 1759a, 1766(f)(3)(B)) and section 4(b)(1)(B) of the 
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1773(b)(1)(B)).

    Dated: July 12, 2005.
Roberto Salazar,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 05-14029 Filed 7-15-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P