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2021–22 CACFP Annual Update CACFP Centers


Program Year 2021–22 has opened for Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP) centers on Monday, August 2, 2021. Agencies must update and submit their application in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS)External link opens in new window or tab. prior to August 31, 2021. Per the State of California's intention to consolidate the early learning and child care programs with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the administration of the CACFP has now transferred to the CDSS on July 1, 2021.

The CDSS may declare agencies seriously deficient in their program operations if they do not update all documents by the deadline.

Financial Summary Document

Agencies must submit the CACFP Financial Summary Document as part of the annual update application process.

The document, along with the instructions, is available in the Download Forms section of the CNIPSExternal link opens in new window or tab., Form ID CACFP 87. Agencies must upload the form to the Checklist section of the Application Packet in the CNIPSExternal link opens in new window or tab.. Agencies may also fax, email, or mail the document to their assigned specialist ’s attention.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your CACFP County Specialist. The County Specialist list can be found in the CNIPSExternal link opens in new window or tab., Download Forms section: CACFP—Form ID CACFP 01.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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