TOPEKA — The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year’s income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. By participating in this program, sponsors receive federal funds for serving nutritious meals to enrolled participants.
The amount of federal reimbursement paid to centers is based on the number of meals served to eligible enrolled participants who qualify for free, reduced-price or paid meals. Day-care homes are reimbursed at varying rates, depending on the location of the home and household income of the provider.
Annual income as of July 1, 2015, determines eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.
A household of one is eligible for free meals with an income up to $15,301 and reduced-price meals with an income of $15,301 to $21,775.
For each additional household member, add $5,408 for free meals or $7,696 for reduced-price meals. For example, a household of four is eligible for free meals with an income up to $31,525, and for reduced-price meals with an income from $31,526 to $44,863