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10% De Minimis Indirect Cost Calculator

The unrestricted indirect cost rate is used for Child Nutrition Programs as reimbursements are meant to supplant, not supplement program costs. In accordance with 2 CFR 400.14 (f), entities that do not have a negotiated unrestricted indirect cost rate can elect to charge a de minims rate of 10% of the modified total direct costs (MTDC) base.

SED's Grants Finance office notifies public SFAs and BOCES of their non-restricted indirect cost rate annually; the 10% De Minimis Indirect Cost Calculator is not applicable.

SED does not have a negotiated unrestricted indirect cost rate for non-public SFAs and Charter schools; therefore, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.414 (f), these entities can elect to charge a de minimis rate of 10% of modified total direct costs (MTDC). If indirect costs are charged to the non-profit food service account, the amount must be reported. A link to the 10% De Minimis Indirect Cost Calculator, is included in the Cash Analysis Report on CNMS.

If your SFA charges indirect cost using the 10% De Minimis, you must submit the 10% De Minimis Indirect Cost Calculator

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

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