amount of reimbursement providers may receive
a licensed child care provider, you are
eligible to receive reimbursement at the Tier
2 rate for up to 2 meals and 1 snack or 1 meal
and 2 snacks per child per day, regardless of
your income level.
1 rates are available to those providers who
are determined to be income eligible, or whose
home falls within the boundaries of an
elementary school where 50% or more of the
children receive free or reduced lunch.
Income eligible providers may claim meals
served to resident children when they are
served along with daycare children.
When a provider is not found to be eligible by
either family income or school data, they may
still be able to receive the Tier 1 rates for
children whose families are income eligible.
With a quick phone call
our office, you can receive preliminary
information regarding your tier. Income
eligibility is contingent on income levels and
on the completion of the required
form(s). In some cases, you may need to
supply proof of income, such as a photocopy of
your tax return. All elementary school
boundary information is subject to
verification from school district
personnel. School data qualifies you for
a period of 5 years.
We will help you with this process, and
tell you exactly what we need for you to
receive the highest reimbursement
possible. Additionally, we review school
data when it is released annually to see if
any providers are newly legible to receive a
Guidelines Effective July 1,
2012–June 30, 2013
on how to claim your food program income and
food expenses on your taxes, we suggest that
you consult a tax professional or review the
information available at the Resources for Child Caring
The following estimated food reimbursement
amounts are based on 6 full time
children with a 95% attendance rate during a
month with 21 working days. Each child
is claimed for breakfast, lunch and snack each
day they are in attendance.
Tier 2 +
The actual amount you receive will vary
depending on the number of children actually
in attendance at meals each day.
Please call us today, so we can help you get
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claiming. Eliminate paperwork, mistakes,
and see results immediately!
"The food program
has really helped me realize a
in my preschool program. And the
really easy to fill out." Kristi
H., Spanaway, WA
"I had so much fun at
the training this year .
I am looking forward to the next one!"
V., Parkland, WA
Please give us a call today to
how you can get started.
Care Food Program
S Fawcett Ave Ste 205
284-7865 (800) 843-9317
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basis of race, color, national origin,
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If you believe you
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