These rates are effective from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
- Paid - $0.33
- Reduced - $3.11
- Free - $3.51
Contracting entities serving at least 60 percent free and reduced-price lunches in school year 2018-2019 will receive a 2-cent supplemental lunch reimbursement. In addition, contracting entities certified to receive the performance-based cash assistance will receive an additional 7 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 - $0.08
- Reduced - $0.48
- Free - $0.96
USDA Foods Published Rate Of Assistance
- SY 2020 Commodity Meal Rate – The published rate for the period July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, is $0.2375 for NSLP schools.
- USDA added an additional $0.125 to the SY 2020 Commodity Meal Rate to include the shortfall in USDA purchases for SY 2019 for a national rate of $0.3625 cents per meal.
- Texas’ rate is currently estimated at $0.3619 per meal.