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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 2015 through September 2016

Claim Month
Submission Deadline
October 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
November 2015
Friday, January 29, 2016
December 2015
Monday, February 29, 2016
January 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
February 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
March 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
April 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
May 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
June 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
July 2016
Wednesday, September 29, 2016
August 2016
Saturday, October 30, 2016
September 2016
Monday, November 29, 2016
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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