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SNP Claim Submission Deadlines

Claim submission deadline dates for the School Nutrition Program (SNP).

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 the 60th day falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the claim will be due the following 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 SNP.

State Fiscal Year July 2020 Through June 2021

Claim Month CNIPS Submission Deadline

July 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

August 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

September 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

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

Monday, May 31, 2021

April 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

May 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

June 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021

Questions:   Child Nutrition Fiscal Services | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 1, 2021
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