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SFSP CNIPS Training

Summer Food Service Program training information for the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System.

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is pleased to provide Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) training resources to assist you with implementation of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS).

In addition to the integrated help feature in the CNIPS, training videos and a comprehensive SFSP User Manual are available. For assistance, please contact the CNIPS Help Desk at 800-952-5609, option 06 or CNIPS@cde.ca.gov.

Recorded Training | User Manual

Recorded Training

This training includes software simulation or “how to” videos for the key components of the CNIPS. The software simulation videos are approximately five to fifteen minutes in length.

NOTE: These software simulation videos use Adobe Flash Player, providing an easy-to-use interface for learning the CNIPS. We recommend downloading the most current version of Adobe Flash Player to view these videos from Adobe Flash Player External link opens in new window or tab. .

A: Introductory Videos

  1. Overview
    This presentation provides an overview of the CNIPS project including system functions, implementation schedule, and training resources.
  2. Getting Started
    This video simulates how to view and operate recorded training sessions.
  3. Logging On
    This video simulates how to initially log on to the CNIPS and change your password.

B: Application Videos

  1. Starting Your Application Packet
    This video simulates how to access your application packet for the first time, and apply for the 2009-10 program year.
  2. Completing Your Application Packet
    This video simulates how to access, complete, and submit an application packet for approval.
  3. Completing the Annual Budget
    This video simulates how to access, complete, and submit an Annual Budget as part of the application packet for approval.

C: Reimbursement Claim Videos

  1. Sponsor Level Claim Submission
    This video simulates how to complete and submit a claim for reimbursement at the sponsor level.
  2. Site Level Claim Submission
    This video simulates how to complete and submit a claim for reimbursement at the site level.
  3. Sponsor Level Adjusted Claim Submission
    This video simulates how to submit an adjustment to a previously submitted sponsor-level claim.
  4. Site Level Adjusted Claim Submission
    This video simulates how to submit an adjustment to a previously submitted site-level claim.

E: Administrative Videos

  1. Password Maintenance
    This video simulates how to change your profile password in the CNIPS environment.

User Manual

SFSP Sponsor User Manual (DOC; 2MB)

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Questions:   Help Desk | CNIPS@cde.ca.gov | 800-952-5609 Option 6
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