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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 2018 through September 2019

Claim Month

Submission Deadline

October 2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
November 2018
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
December 2018
Friday, March 1, 2019
January 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
February 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
March 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
April 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
May 2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
June 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
July 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
August 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
September 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Questions: Justin Studevan | jstudevan@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-8304 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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