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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 2016 through September 2017

Claim Month
Submission Deadline
October 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
November 2016
Sunday, January 29, 2017
December 2016
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
January 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
February 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
March 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
April 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
May 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017
June 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
July 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
August 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
September 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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