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, 2016 Through June 30, 2017, 51840-51842 [2016-18646]

Download as PDF 51840 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 151 Friday, August 5, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Request for Nominations of Members for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board and Specialty Crop Committee Research, Education, and Economics, USDA. AGENCY: Solicitation for membership. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. 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[FR Doc. 2016–18607 Filed 8–4–16; 8:45 am] 17:42 Aug 04, 2016 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, 2016 Through June 30, 2017 Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, atrisk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks 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 laws and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food Program. DATES: These rates are effective from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Saracino, Branch Chief, Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594; phone 703–457– 7743. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Definitions The terms used in this notice have the meanings ascribed to them in the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations, 7 CFR part 226. Background Pursuant to sections 4, 11, and 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1759a and 1766), section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) and 7 CFR BILLING CODE 3410–03–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Food and Nutrition Service AGENCY: Office of the Secretary ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 226.4, 226.12 and 226.13 of the Program regulations, notice is hereby given of the new payment rates for institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). These rates are in effect during the period, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. As provided for under the law, all rates in the CACFP must be revised annually, on July 1, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor, for the most recent 12-month period. In accordance with this mandate, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 sponsoring organizations of day care homes, for the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, on July 17, 2015, in the Federal Register at 80 FR 42474. Adjusted Payments The following national average payment factors and food service payment rates for meals and snacks are in effect from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. All amounts are expressed in dollars or fractions thereof. Due to a higher cost of living, the reimbursements for Alaska and Hawaii are higher than those for all other States. The District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam use the figures specified for the contiguous States. These rates do not include the value of USDA Foods or cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods which institutions receive as additional assistance for each lunch or supper served to participants under the Program. A notice announcing the value of USDA Foods and cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods is published separately in the Federal Register. National Average Payment Rates for Centers Payments for breakfasts served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—29 cents (no change from 2015–2016 annual level), reduced price rate—141 cents (5 cents increase), free rate—171 cents (5 cents increase); Alaska—paid rate—44 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate—243 cents (7 cents increase), free rate—273 cents (7 cents increase); Hawaii—paid rate—33 cents (no change), reduced price rate—169 cents E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 51841 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2016 / Notices (5 cents increase), free rate—199 cents (5 cents increase). Payments for lunch or supper served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—30 cents (1 cent increase from 2015–2016 annual level), reduced price rate—276 cents (9 cents increase), free rate—316 cents (9 cents increase); Alaska—paid rate—49 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate—472 cents (13 cents increase), free rate—512 cents (13 cents increase); Hawaii—paid rate—35 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate— 329 cents (9 cents increase), free rate— 369 cents (9 cents increase). Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—7 cents (no change from 2015–2016 annual level), reduced price rate—43 cents (1 cent increase), free rate—86 cents (2 cents increase); Alaska—paid rate—12 cents (no change), reduced price rate— 70 cents (2 cents increase), free rate— 140 cents (3 cents increase); Hawaii— paid rate—9 cents (no change), reduced price rate—50 cents (1 cent increase), free rate—101 cents (2 cents increase). Food Service Payment Rates for Day Care Homes Payments for breakfast served are: Contiguous States—tier I—131 cents (1 cent decrease from 2015–2016 annual level) and tier II—48 cents (no change); Alaska—tier I—209 cents (2 cents decrease) and tier II—74 cents (1 cent decrease); Hawaii—tier I—153 cents (1 cent decrease) and tier II—55 cents (no change). Payments for lunch and supper served are: Contiguous States—tier I—246 cents (2 cent decrease from 2015–2016 annual level) and tier II—149 cents (1 cent decrease); Alaska—tier I—399 cents (3 cents decrease) and tier II—241 cents (2 cents decrease); Hawaii—tier I—288 cents (2 cents decrease) and tier II—174 cents (1 cent decrease). Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States—tier I—73 cents (1 cent decrease from 2015–2016 annual level) and tier II—20 cents (no change); Alaska—tier I—119 cents (1 cent decrease) and tier II—33 cents (no change); Hawaii—tier I—86 cents (no change) and tier II—23 cents (1 cent decrease). Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes Monthly administrative payments to sponsors for each sponsored day care home are: Contiguous States—initial 50 homes—112 dollars (1 dollar increase from 2015–2016 annual level), next 150 homes—86 dollars (1 dollar increase), next 800 homes—67 dollars (1 dollar increase), each additional home—59 dollars (1 dollar increase); Alaska— initial 50 homes—182 dollars (2 dollar increase), next 150 homes—139 dollars (2 dollar increase), next 800 homes— 108 dollars (1 dollar increase), each additional home—95 dollars (1 dollar increase); Hawaii—initial 50 homes— 131 dollars (1 dollar increase), next 150 homes—100 dollars (1 dollar increase), next 800 homes—78 dollars (1 dollar increase), each additional home—69 dollars (1 dollar increase). Payment Chart The following chart illustrates the national average payment factors and food service payment rates for meals and snacks in effect from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) [Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars effective from July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017] Centers Breakfast Contiguous States: Paid ....................................................................................................................................... Reduced Price ...................................................................................................................... Free ...................................................................................................................................... Alaska: Paid ....................................................................................................................................... Reduced Price ...................................................................................................................... Free ...................................................................................................................................... Hawaii: Paid ....................................................................................................................................... Reduced Price ...................................................................................................................... Free ...................................................................................................................................... Lunch and supper 1 Supplement 0.29 1.41 1.71 0.30 2.76 3.16 0.07 0.43 0.86 0.44 2.43 2.73 0.49 4.72 5.12 0.12 0.70 1.40 0.33 1.69 1.99 0.35 3.29 3.69 0.09 0.50 1.01 1 These rates do not include the value of USDA Foods or cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods which institutions receive as additional assistance for each CACFP lunch or supper served to participants. A notice announcing the value of USDA Foods and cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods is published separately in the Federal Register. Breakfast Lunch and supper Supplement Day care homes Tier I Contiguous States .................................... Alaska ...................................................... Hawaii ...................................................... Tier II 1.31 2.09 1.53 Tier I 0.48 0.74 0.55 Tier II 2.46 3.99 2.88 Tier I 1.49 2.41 1.74 Tier II 0.73 1.19 0.86 0.20 0.33 0.23 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ADMINISTRATIVE REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS OF DAY CARE HOMES [Per home/per month rates in U.S. dollars] Initial 50 Contiguous States ........................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................................. Hawaii .............................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Aug 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Next 150 112 182 131 E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 86 139 100 05AUN1 Next 800 67 108 78 Each additional 59 95 69 51842 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 151 / Friday, August 5, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES The changes in the national average payment rates for centers reflect a 2.64 percent increase during the 12-month period, May 2015 to May 2016, (from 255.322 in May 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 262.074 in May 2016) 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 0.69 percent decrease during the 12month period, May 2014 to May 2015, (from 241.019 in May 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 239.354 in May 2016) 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 1.02 percent increase during the 12month period, May 2015 to May 2016 (from 237.805 in May 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 240.236 in May 2016) in the series for all items of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. The total amount of payments available to each State agency for distribution to institutions participating in CACFP 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. CACFP 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 2 CFR 415.3–415.6). This notice has been determined to be not significant and was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in conformance with Executive Order 12866. This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to OMB review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3518). Authority: Sections 4(b)(2), 11, 17(c) and 17(f)(3)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (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 (42 U.S.C. 1773(b)(1)(B)). Dated: August 2, 2016. Yvette S. Jackson, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18646 Filed 8–4–16; 8:45 am] 17:42 Aug 04, 2016 Food and Nutrition Service National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. 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 half-pint of milk served to non-needy 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. Food and Nutrition Service has approved a 17-percent increase in school meal reimbursement rates for Puerto Rico to reflect their higher cost of providing school meals. The rate adjustment will take effect beginning July 1, 2016, for school year 2016–2017. This increase is based on data indicating that the cost of producing school lunches, breakfasts, and snacks are higher than those in the continental United States, as well as other factors impacting Puerto Rico’s school meal program. The annual rate adjustment for the Special Milk Program reflects changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products. SUMMARY: These rates are effective from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Saracino, Branch Chief, Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594; phone 703–457– 7743. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3410–30–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 half-pint of milk served to non-needy 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, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to a nonneedy child in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program is 19.75 cents. This reflects a decrease of .25 cents from the School Year (SY) 2015–16 level, based on the 1.32 percent decrease in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products from May 2015 to May 2016 (from a level of 219.0 in May 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 216.1 in May 2016). 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 half-pint of milk (the total cost of all milk purchased during the claim period divided by the total number of purchased half-pints) for each half-pint 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 Labor. The changes in the national average payment rates for schools and residential child care institutions for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 reflect a 2.64 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers during the 12-month period May 2015 to May 2016 (from a level of 255.322 in May 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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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, 2016 Through June 30, 2017

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 snacks 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 snacks 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 laws 
and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

DATES: These rates are effective from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 
2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Saracino, Branch Chief, 
Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition 
Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1594; 
phone 703-457-7743.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Definitions

    The terms used in this notice have the meanings ascribed to them in 
the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations, 7 CFR part 226.

Background

    Pursuant to sections 4, 11, and 17 of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1759a and 1766), section 4 
of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) and 7 CFR 226.4, 
226.12 and 226.13 of the Program regulations, notice is hereby given of 
the new payment rates for institutions participating in the Child and 
Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). These rates are in effect during the 
period, July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
    As provided for under the law, all rates in the CACFP must be 
revised annually, on July 1, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price 
Index (CPI), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United 
States Department of Labor, for the most recent 12-month period. In 
accordance with this mandate, the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) 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 sponsoring organizations 
of day care homes, for the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 
2016, on July 17, 2015, in the Federal Register at 80 FR 42474.

Adjusted Payments

    The following national average payment factors and food service 
payment rates for meals and snacks are in effect from July 1, 2016 
through June 30, 2017. All amounts are expressed in dollars or 
fractions thereof. Due to a higher cost of living, the reimbursements 
for Alaska and Hawaii are higher than those for all other States. The 
District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam use the 
figures specified for the contiguous States. These rates do not include 
the value of USDA Foods or cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods which 
institutions receive as additional assistance for each lunch or supper 
served to participants under the Program. A notice announcing the value 
of USDA Foods and cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods is published separately in 
the Federal Register.

National Average Payment Rates for Centers

    Payments for breakfasts served are: Contiguous States--paid rate--
29 cents (no change from 2015-2016 annual level), reduced price rate--
141 cents (5 cents increase), free rate--171 cents (5 cents increase); 
Alaska--paid rate--44 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate--243 
cents (7 cents increase), free rate--273 cents (7 cents increase); 
Hawaii--paid rate--33 cents (no change), reduced price rate--169 cents

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(5 cents increase), free rate--199 cents (5 cents increase).
    Payments for lunch or supper served are: Contiguous States--paid 
rate--30 cents (1 cent increase from 2015-2016 annual level), reduced 
price rate--276 cents (9 cents increase), free rate--316 cents (9 cents 
increase); Alaska--paid rate--49 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price 
rate--472 cents (13 cents increase), free rate--512 cents (13 cents 
increase); Hawaii--paid rate--35 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price 
rate--329 cents (9 cents increase), free rate--369 cents (9 cents 
increase).
    Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States--paid rate--7 
cents (no change from 2015-2016 annual level), reduced price rate--43 
cents (1 cent increase), free rate--86 cents (2 cents increase); 
Alaska--paid rate--12 cents (no change), reduced price rate--70 cents 
(2 cents increase), free rate--140 cents (3 cents increase); Hawaii--
paid rate--9 cents (no change), reduced price rate--50 cents (1 cent 
increase), free rate--101 cents (2 cents increase).

Food Service Payment Rates for Day Care Homes

    Payments for breakfast served are: Contiguous States--tier I--131 
cents (1 cent decrease from 2015-2016 annual level) and tier II--48 
cents (no change); Alaska--tier I--209 cents (2 cents decrease) and 
tier II--74 cents (1 cent decrease); Hawaii--tier I--153 cents (1 cent 
decrease) and tier II--55 cents (no change).
    Payments for lunch and supper served are: Contiguous States--tier 
I--246 cents (2 cent decrease from 2015-2016 annual level) and tier 
II--149 cents (1 cent decrease); Alaska--tier I--399 cents (3 cents 
decrease) and tier II--241 cents (2 cents decrease); Hawaii--tier I--
288 cents (2 cents decrease) and tier II--174 cents (1 cent decrease).
    Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States--tier I--73 cents 
(1 cent decrease from 2015-2016 annual level) and tier II--20 cents (no 
change); Alaska--tier I--119 cents (1 cent decrease) and tier II--33 
cents (no change); Hawaii--tier I--86 cents (no change) and tier II--23 
cents (1 cent decrease).

Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day 
Care Homes

    Monthly administrative payments to sponsors for each sponsored day 
care home are: Contiguous States--initial 50 homes--112 dollars (1 
dollar increase from 2015-2016 annual level), next 150 homes--86 
dollars (1 dollar increase), next 800 homes--67 dollars (1 dollar 
increase), each additional home--59 dollars (1 dollar increase); 
Alaska--initial 50 homes--182 dollars (2 dollar increase), next 150 
homes--139 dollars (2 dollar increase), next 800 homes--108 dollars (1 
dollar increase), each additional home--95 dollars (1 dollar increase); 
Hawaii--initial 50 homes--131 dollars (1 dollar increase), next 150 
homes--100 dollars (1 dollar increase), next 800 homes--78 dollars (1 
dollar increase), each additional home--69 dollars (1 dollar increase).

Payment Chart

    The following chart illustrates the national average payment 
factors and food service payment rates for meals and snacks in effect 
from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

                                    Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
        [Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars effective from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017]
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                                                                                     Lunch and
                             Centers                                 Breakfast      supper \1\      Supplement
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Contiguous States:
    Paid........................................................            0.29            0.30            0.07
    Reduced Price...............................................            1.41            2.76            0.43
    Free........................................................            1.71            3.16            0.86
Alaska:
    Paid........................................................            0.44            0.49            0.12
    Reduced Price...............................................            2.43            4.72            0.70
    Free........................................................            2.73            5.12            1.40
Hawaii:
    Paid........................................................            0.33            0.35            0.09
    Reduced Price...............................................            1.69            3.29            0.50
    Free........................................................            1.99            3.69            1.01
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\1\ These rates do not include the value of USDA Foods or cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods which institutions receive
  as additional assistance for each CACFP lunch or supper served to participants. A notice announcing the value
  of USDA Foods and cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods is published separately in the Federal Register.


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                                                                     Breakfast                   Lunch and supper                   Supplement
                     Day care homes                      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Tier I          Tier II         Tier I          Tier II         Tier I          Tier II
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Contiguous States.......................................            1.31            0.48            2.46            1.49            0.73            0.20
Alaska..................................................            2.09            0.74            3.99            2.41            1.19            0.33
Hawaii..................................................            1.53            0.55            2.88            1.74            0.86            0.23
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                Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes
                                   [Per home/per month rates in U.S. dollars]
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                                                                                                       Each
                                                    Initial 50       Next 150        Next 800       additional
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Contiguous States...............................             112              86              67              59
Alaska..........................................             182             139             108              95
Hawaii..........................................             131             100              78              69
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    The changes in the national average payment rates for centers 
reflect a 2.64 percent increase during the 12-month period, May 2015 to 
May 2016, (from 255.322 in May 2015, as previously published in the 
Federal Register, to 262.074 in May 2016) 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 0.69 percent decrease during the 12-month period, May 2014 to 
May 2015, (from 241.019 in May 2015, as previously published in the 
Federal Register, to 239.354 in May 2016) 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 1.02 percent 
increase during the 12-month period, May 2015 to May 2016 (from 237.805 
in May 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 
240.236 in May 2016) in the series for all items of the CPI for All 
Urban Consumers.
    The total amount of payments available to each State agency for 
distribution to institutions participating in CACFP 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.
    CACFP 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 2 CFR 415.3-415.6).
    This notice has been determined to be not significant and was 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in conformance 
with Executive Order 12866.
    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions 
that are subject to OMB review in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3518).

    Authority: Sections 4(b)(2), 11, 17(c) and 17(f)(3)(B) of the 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (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 (42 U.S.C. 1773(b)(1)(B)).

    Dated: August 2, 2016.
Yvette S. Jackson,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-18646 Filed 8-4-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P