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CACFP Program Year 2020-21 Open July 31, 2020


This posting notifies Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) centers that Program Year 2020–21 will open on today, July 31st, 2020. Agencies must update and submit their application in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) prior to August 31, 2020.

The California Department of Education (CDE) recognizes the challenges that our Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors are facing under the current circumstances of COVID-19. We want to express our gratitude for your continued service and dedication to the children.

Currently, the United States Department of Agriculture has not waived the requirements for CACFP annual updates. The CDE is actively identifying and developing how we can streamline and support our sponsors through these difficult times.

The Nutrition Services Division 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 CNIPS, Form ID CACFP 87. Agencies must upload the form to the Checklist section of the Application Packet in the CNIPS. 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 Kayla Christensen, Community Nutrition Programs Administration Office Technician, by phone at 916-324-6153 or by email at kchristensen@cde.ca.gov. Additionally, if you do not wish to continue your participation in the CACFP, you must complete and submit the Self-cancellation Request Form (Form ID CACFP 42) immediately. The form is available in the Download Forms section of CNIPS.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, July 31, 2020
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