Superintendent’s Memo #337-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

December 21, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Payment of State Funds for the National School Lunch Program

U. S. Department of Agriculture regulations (7CFR 210.17) require states to appropriate a minimum level of state funds to be paid as reimbursement to school divisions that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  The required minimum funding level for Virginia is $5,801,932.

The per meal lunch reimbursement rate is calculated by dividing the funding level by the total number of lunches claimed for reimbursement in the previous school year.  The per meal reimbursement rate for lunches served in the 2011-2012 school year is $0.047122.  Attached is a chart that details the NSLP state reimbursement payment for each school division.

The state lunch reimbursement will be paid on December 28, 2012, by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).  These funds must be credited to the school nutrition account and will be identified on the EDI notice as School Lunch State Match – revenue source code 240215.

Questions may be directed to the school nutrition program specialist assigned to your division or Catherine Digilio Grimes, director of school nutrition programs, at (804) 225-2074.



  1. State Lunch Reimbursement (PDF)