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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 2013 through September 2014

Claim Month
Submission Deadline
October 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
November 2013
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
December 2013
Saturday, March 01, 2014
January 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
February 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
March 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
April 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
May 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
June 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
July 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
August 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
September 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
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