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Automated Procedures in the CNIPS


Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy, Beneficial Information

Date: May 2014

Number: CACFP-08-2014

To: All Child and Adult Care Food Program Agencies

Attention: Food Program Director

Subject: Automated Procedures in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System for Invalid Child Care Licenses


This Management Bulletin (MB) announces new automated procedures in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) for identifying invalid child care licenses in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 

The new automated process will update all California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Community Care license information (capacity, address, etc.), in the CNIPS, for all licensed day care home providers and child care centers. This process will automatically close day care home provider and child care site applications when the licensee is no longer eligible to participate in the CACFP based on the license status. The Authorized Representative for each CACFP agency affected by this procedural change will receive an automated e-mail notifying them of the closed application in the CNIPS.

The changes to the CDSS license validation procedures will ensure that the California Department of Education is not paying claims for day care home providers or child care sites that have invalid licenses, or that do not qualify for certain programs because of their license status or license type.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this MB, please contact your CACFP Specialist. A contact list of CACFP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS, Form ID CACFP 01. You can also contact Nancy Charpentier, CACFP Unit Office Technician, by phone at 916-327-2991 or by e-mail at ncharpentier@cde.ca.gov to be directed to your CACFP Specialist.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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