The reimbursement rate for NSLP snacks is determined either by:
- Area eligibility, or
- An individual child’s eligibility
An afterschool program is “area eligible” if it is located in a low-income area (at least 50 percent of the children in the local elementary, middle, or high school are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals). In this instance, all of the snacks are reimbursed at the free rate of reimbursement.
If an afterschool program is not located in a low-income area, it is reimbursed based upon each child’s eligibility for free, reduced-price, or paid school meals.