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SFSP Claim Submission Deadlines

Claim submission deadline dates for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

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 SFSP.

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
Questions: Christina Battles | CBattles@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-8646 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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