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CACFP Claim Submission Deadline Policy

Requirements for submitting Child and Adult Care Food Program reimbursement claim.

To be entitled to reimbursement, a claim preparer for each sponsor must submit a monthly claim for reimbursement that provides data in sufficient detail to justify the reimbursement claimed. The data must include, at a minimum, the number of free meals, reduced-price meals, and paid meals served; and an authorized agent or district official of the sponsor must certify and submit the claim in CNIPS.

All claims submitted must be certified by the authorized official to be considered a valid claim.

All original and upward adjusted claims resulting in a payment must be submitted by the sixtieth (60th) day following the month claimed to be considered for payment (see CACFP Instruction Booklet, Appendix A-1, Claim Submission Deadlines). Claims submitted after the deadline cannot be processed, except as described in the CACFP Instruction Booklet in the Late Claims section.

Claims that are corrected must be re-certified and submitted after the correction is made and the claim is saved.

As a courtesy, approximately 50 days after the end of the claim month, CNFS sends a Notice of Delinquent Claim to sponsors participating in the CACFP.


October 2014 through September 2015

Claim Month
Submission Deadline
October 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
November 2014
Thursday, January 29, 2015
December 2014
Sunday, March 01, 2015
January 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
February 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
March 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
April 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
May 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
June 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
July 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
August 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
September 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
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