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CACFP Claim Submission Deadlines

Claim submission deadline dates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Important Notice: CACFP Program Moved to CDSS

The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

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 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 the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (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. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, claim submissions will be permitted through the next business day. Claims submitted after the deadline cannot be processed, except as described on the Late Claims web page. 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, Child Nutrition Fiscal Services (CNFS) sends a Notice of Delinquent Claim to sponsors participating in the CACFP.

October 2020 through September 2021

Claim Month

Submission Deadline

October 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
November 2020
Friday, January 29, 2021
December 2020
Monday, March 1, 2021
January 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
February 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
March 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
April 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
May 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
June 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
July 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
August 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
September 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021

October 2021 through September 2022

Claim Month

Submission Deadline

October 2021
Thursday, December 30, 2021
November 2021
Monday, January 31, 2022
December 2021
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
January 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
February 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
March 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
April 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
May 2022
Monday, August 1, 2022
June 2022
Monday, August 29, 2022
July 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
August 2022
Monday, October 31, 2022
September 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 8, 2021
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