DATE: December 15, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Payment of Fiscal Year 2018 State Funds for the National School Lunch Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation (7CFR 210.7) 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 annual minimum funding level for Virginia is $5,801,932.

The per meal lunch reimbursement rate is calculated based on the total number of lunches claimed for reimbursement in the previous school year.  The per meal reimbursement rate for fiscal year 2018 based on the number of lunches served in the 2016-2017 school year is $0.051152.  Attachment A details the NSLP state reimbursement payment for fiscal year 2018 for each school division.

The fiscal year 2018 state lunch reimbursement will be paid on December 31, 2017, 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 Program – State Match and project code APE70250.

Questions may be directed to the school nutrition program specialist assigned to your division or Sandra C. Curwood, Director of School Nutrition Programs, at (804) 225-2074.



  1. State Lunch Reimbursement