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, 2020 Through June 30, 2021, 44268-44269 [2020-15765]

Download as PDF 44268 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 141 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 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 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, 2020 Through June 30, 2021 Food and Nutrition Service, Agriculture (USDA). AGENCY: 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 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. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES J. Kevin Maskornick, Branch Chief, Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture, (703) 305–2537, 1320 Braddock Place, Suite 401, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jul 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 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). 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. These rates are in effect during the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Adjusted Payments The following national average payment factors and food service payment rates for meals and snacks are in effect from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 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. Adjustments to the national average payment rates for all meals served under the Child and Adult Care Food Program are rounded down to the nearest whole cent. National Average Payment Rates for Centers These rates are effective from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background The changes in the national average payment rates for centers reflect a 2.93 percent increase during the 12-month period from May 2019 to May 2020 (from 283.394 in May 2019, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 291.709 in May 2020) in the food away from home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. Payments for breakfasts served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—32 cents PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1 cent increase from 2019–2020 annual level), reduced price rate—1 dollar and 59 cents (5 cents increase), free rate—1 dollar and 89 cents (5 cents increase); Alaska—paid rate—49 cents (2 cents increase), reduced price rate—2 dollars and 73 cents (8 cents increase), free rate—3 dollars and 3 cents (8 cents increase); Hawaii—paid rate –37 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate –1 dollar and 91 cents (6 cents increase), free rate—2 dollars and 21 cents (6 cents increase). Payments for lunch or supper served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—33 cents (1 cent increase from 2019–2020 annual level), reduced price rate—3 dollars and 11 cents (10 cents increase), free rate—3 dollars and 51 cents (10 cents increase); Alaska—paid rate—54 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate—5 dollars and 30 cents (16 cents increase), free rate—5 dollars and 70 cents (16 cents increase); Hawaii—paid rate—39 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate—3 dollars and 71 cents (11 cents increase), free rate—4 dollars and 11 cents (11 cents increase). Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—8 cents (no change from 2019–2020 annual level), reduced price rate—48 cents (1 cent increase), free rate—96 cents (2 cents increase); Alaska—paid rate—14 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate—78 cents (2 cents increase), free rate—1 dollar and 56 cents (4 cents increase); Hawaii—paid rate—10 cents (no change), reduced price rate—56 cents (1 cent increase), free rate—1 dollar and 13 cents (3 cents increase). Food Service Payment Rates for Day Care Homes The changes in the food service payment rates for day care homes reflect a 4.82 percent increase during the 12month period from May 2019 to May 2020 (from 242.145 in May 2019, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 253.827 in May 2020) in the food at home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. Payments for breakfast served are: Contiguous States—Tier I—1 dollar and 39 cents (6 cents increase from 2019– 2020 annual level) and Tier II—50 cents (2 cents increase); Alaska—Tier I—2 dollars and 22 cents (10 cents increase) and Tier II—78 cents (3 cents increase); Hawaii—Tier I—1 dollar and 62 cents (8 cents increase) and Tier II—58 cents (2 cents increase). E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 44269 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 141 / Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / Notices Payments for lunch and supper served are: Contiguous States—Tier I—2 dollars and 61 cents (12 cents increase from 2019–2020 annual level) and Tier II—1 dollar and 58 cents (8 cents increase); Alaska—Tier I—4 dollars and 24 cents (20 cents increase) and Tier II— 2 dollars and 55 cents (11 cents increase); Hawaii—Tier I—3 dollars and 6 cents (14 cents increase) and Tier II— 1 dollar and 84 cents (8 cents increase). Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States—Tier I—78 cents (4 cents increase from 2019 –2020 annual level) and Tier II—21 cents (1 cent increase); Alaska—Tier I—1 dollar and 26 cents (6 cents increase) and Tier II— 35 cents (2 cents increase); Hawaii— Tier I—91 cents (4 cents increase) and Tier II—25 cents (1 cent increase). Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes The changes in the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes reflect a 0.12 percent increase during the 12month period, May 2019 to May 2020 (from 256.092 in May 2019, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 256.394 in May 2020) in the series for all items of the CPI for All Urban Consumers. Monthly administrative payments to sponsors for each sponsored day care home are: Contiguous States—Initial 50 homes—120 dollars (no change from 2019–2020 annual level), next 150 homes—91 dollars (no change), next 800 homes—71 dollars (no change), each additional home—63 dollars (no change); Alaska—Initial 50 homes—194 dollars (no change), next 150 homes— 148 dollars (no change), next 800 homes—116 dollars (1 dollar increase), each additional home—102 dollars (no change); Hawaii—Initial 50 homes—140 dollars (no change), next 150 homes— 107 dollars (no change), next 800 homes—84 dollars (1 dollar increase), each additional home—73 dollars (no change). 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021. CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) [Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars, effective from July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021] Centers Breakfast CONTIGUOUS STATES: PAID ..................................................................................................................................... REDUCED PRICE ................................................................................................................ FREE .................................................................................................................................... ALASKA: PAID ..................................................................................................................................... REDUCED PRICE ................................................................................................................ FREE .................................................................................................................................... HAWAII: PAID ..................................................................................................................................... REDUCED PRICE ................................................................................................................ FREE .................................................................................................................................... Breakfast Lunch and supper 1 Supplement 0.32 1.59 1.89 0.33 3.11 3.51 0.08 0.48 0.96 0.49 2.73 3.03 0.54 5.30 5.70 0.14 0.78 1.56 0.37 1.91 2.21 0.39 3.71 4.11 0.10 0.56 1.13 Lunch and supper Supplement Day care homes Tier I CONTIGUOUS STATES .......................... ALASKA ................................................... HAWAII .................................................... Tier II 1.39 2.22 1.62 Tier I 0.50 0.78 0.58 Administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes (per home/per month rates in U.S. dollars) CONTIGUOUS STATES ................................................................................. ALASKA ........................................................................................................... HAWAII ............................................................................................................ Tier II 2.61 4.24 3.06 Initial 50 Tier I 1.58 2.55 1.84 Next 150 120 194 140 Tier II 0.78 1.26 0.91 Next 800 91 148 107 0.21 0.35 0.25 Each additional 71 116 84 63 102 73 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jul 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 with State and local officials. (See 2 CFR 415.3–415.6). 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). the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773(b)(1)(B)). Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15765 Filed 7–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P Authority: Sections 4(b)(2), 11a, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 141 / Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / 
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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, 2020 Through June 30, 2021

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, Agriculture (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 
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, 2020 through June 30, 
2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Kevin Maskornick, Branch Chief, 
Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition 
Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of 
Agriculture, (703) 305-2537, 1320 Braddock Place, Suite 401, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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). 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. These rates are in effect during the period 
July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Adjusted Payments

    The following national average payment factors and food service 
payment rates for meals and snacks are in effect from July 1, 2020 
through June 30, 2021. 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.
    Adjustments to the national average payment rates for all meals 
served under the Child and Adult Care Food Program are rounded down to 
the nearest whole cent.

National Average Payment Rates for Centers

    The changes in the national average payment rates for centers 
reflect a 2.93 percent increase during the 12-month period from May 
2019 to May 2020 (from 283.394 in May 2019, as previously published in 
the Federal Register, to 291.709 in May 2020) in the food away from 
home series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
    Payments for breakfasts served are: Contiguous States--paid rate--
32 cents (1 cent increase from 2019-2020 annual level), reduced price 
rate--1 dollar and 59 cents (5 cents increase), free rate--1 dollar and 
89 cents (5 cents increase); Alaska--paid rate--49 cents (2 cents 
increase), reduced price rate--2 dollars and 73 cents (8 cents 
increase), free rate--3 dollars and 3 cents (8 cents increase); 
Hawaii--paid rate -37 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate -1 
dollar and 91 cents (6 cents increase), free rate--2 dollars and 21 
cents (6 cents increase).
    Payments for lunch or supper served are: Contiguous States--paid 
rate--33 cents (1 cent increase from 2019-2020 annual level), reduced 
price rate--3 dollars and 11 cents (10 cents increase), free rate--3 
dollars and 51 cents (10 cents increase); Alaska--paid rate--54 cents 
(1 cent increase), reduced price rate--5 dollars and 30 cents (16 cents 
increase), free rate--5 dollars and 70 cents (16 cents increase); 
Hawaii--paid rate--39 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate--3 
dollars and 71 cents (11 cents increase), free rate--4 dollars and 11 
cents (11 cents increase).
    Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States--paid rate--8 
cents (no change from 2019-2020 annual level), reduced price rate--48 
cents (1 cent increase), free rate--96 cents (2 cents increase); 
Alaska--paid rate--14 cents (1 cent increase), reduced price rate--78 
cents (2 cents increase), free rate--1 dollar and 56 cents (4 cents 
increase); Hawaii--paid rate--10 cents (no change), reduced price 
rate--56 cents (1 cent increase), free rate--1 dollar and 13 cents (3 
cents increase).

Food Service Payment Rates for Day Care Homes

    The changes in the food service payment rates for day care homes 
reflect a 4.82 percent increase during the 12-month period from May 
2019 to May 2020 (from 242.145 in May 2019, as previously published in 
the Federal Register, to 253.827 in May 2020) in the food at home 
series of the CPI for All Urban Consumers.
    Payments for breakfast served are: Contiguous States--Tier I--1 
dollar and 39 cents (6 cents increase from 2019-2020 annual level) and 
Tier II--50 cents (2 cents increase); Alaska--Tier I--2 dollars and 22 
cents (10 cents increase) and Tier II--78 cents (3 cents increase); 
Hawaii--Tier I--1 dollar and 62 cents (8 cents increase) and Tier II--
58 cents (2 cents increase).

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    Payments for lunch and supper served are: Contiguous States--Tier 
I--2 dollars and 61 cents (12 cents increase from 2019-2020 annual 
level) and Tier II--1 dollar and 58 cents (8 cents increase); Alaska--
Tier I--4 dollars and 24 cents (20 cents increase) and Tier II--2 
dollars and 55 cents (11 cents increase); Hawaii--Tier I--3 dollars and 
6 cents (14 cents increase) and Tier II--1 dollar and 84 cents (8 cents 
increase).
    Payments for snack served are: Contiguous States--Tier I--78 cents 
(4 cents increase from 2019 -2020 annual level) and Tier II--21 cents 
(1 cent increase); Alaska--Tier I--1 dollar and 26 cents (6 cents 
increase) and Tier II--35 cents (2 cents increase); Hawaii--Tier I--91 
cents (4 cents increase) and Tier II--25 cents (1 cent increase).

Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day 
Care Homes

    The changes in the administrative reimbursement rates for 
sponsoring organizations of day care homes reflect a 0.12 percent 
increase during the 12-month period, May 2019 to May 2020 (from 256.092 
in May 2019, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 
256.394 in May 2020) in the series for all items of the CPI for All 
Urban Consumers.
    Monthly administrative payments to sponsors for each sponsored day 
care home are:
    Contiguous States--Initial 50 homes--120 dollars (no change from 
2019-2020 annual level), next 150 homes--91 dollars (no change), next 
800 homes--71 dollars (no change), each additional home--63 dollars (no 
change); Alaska--Initial 50 homes--194 dollars (no change), next 150 
homes--148 dollars (no change), next 800 homes--116 dollars (1 dollar 
increase), each additional home--102 dollars (no change); Hawaii--
Initial 50 homes--140 dollars (no change), next 150 homes--107 dollars 
(no change), next 800 homes--84 dollars (1 dollar increase), each 
additional home--73 dollars (no change).

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, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

                                    Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
        [Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars, effective from July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021]
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                                                                                     Lunch and
                             Centers                                 Breakfast      supper \1\      Supplement
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CONTIGUOUS STATES:
    PAID........................................................            0.32            0.33            0.08
    REDUCED PRICE...............................................            1.59            3.11            0.48
    FREE........................................................            1.89            3.51            0.96
ALASKA:
    PAID........................................................            0.49            0.54            0.14
    REDUCED PRICE...............................................            2.73            5.30            0.78
    FREE........................................................            3.03            5.70            1.56
HAWAII:
    PAID........................................................            0.37            0.39            0.10
    REDUCED PRICE...............................................            1.91            3.71            0.56
    FREE........................................................            2.21            4.11            1.13
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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.......................................            1.39            0.50            2.61            1.58            0.78            0.21
ALASKA..................................................            2.22            0.78            4.24            2.55            1.26            0.35
HAWAII..................................................            1.62            0.58            3.06            1.84            0.91            0.25
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     Administrative reimbursement rates for
 sponsoring organizations of day care homes (per    Initial 50       Next 150        Next 800          Each
      home/per month rates in U.S. dollars)                                                         additional
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CONTIGUOUS STATES...............................             120              91              71              63
ALASKA..........................................             194             148             116             102
HAWAII..........................................             140             107              84              73
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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.

    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 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), 11a, 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)).

Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-15765 Filed 7-21-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P