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FDP Contract Packet Update for SY 2024–25


The California Department of Education (CDE) Food Distribution Program (FDP) is reminding agencies to update and submit their School Year (SY) 2024–25 FDP contract in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) External link opens in new window or tab. FDP module by July 31, 2024. Agencies that do not submit their FDP contract by the deadline will be placed on hold and be ineligible to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods.

All FDP agencies, regardless of participation avenue, must complete the FDP Contract Packet in the Food Distribution module of the CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab. and submit to the Nutrition Services Division (NSD) for review and approval.

The contract packet has three sections:

  1. FDP contract
  2. Agency information update/certification
  3. Program, ordering, and billing contacts

To Access the Contract Packet:

  • Log on to the CNIPS website External link opens in new window or tab.
  • Choose the Food Distribution Program box on the Programs menu
  • Select Agencies from the blue tool bar located at the top of the screen
  • Select Contract from the menu
  • Select Contract Packet from the menu
  • Select 2024–2025 from the Program Year dropdown menu
  • Select SNP from the Program dropdown menu
  • Select Continue

Under the Status heading, the FDP Contract Packet status will display as Not Submitted. This means that an agency still needs to complete, verify, and submit their FDP contract to the NSD. The red arrows denote the fields that require information from the agency. When the red arrows change to green checkmarks, this indicates that the contract is ready to submit.

After you complete the Agency Information Update/Certification and Contacts, the FDP contract packet is ready to submit for approval.

  • Select the Submit for Approval button
  • Select Finish

Please Note: You must select the Submit for Approval button in order complete the submission process.

CNIPS Maintenance Reminder

As part of your Agreement(s) with the CDE, agencies are required to establish procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information entered in the CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab. and maintain up-to-date contact information in all CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab. modules throughout the school year.

For more information on the policy regarding this process, review the Annual Update of the FDP Contract in the CNIPS Management Bulletin NSD-FDP-07-2011.

If you need help completing the FDP Contract Packet, please view the instructional video, How to Complete the FDP Contract in the CNIPS and Useful Features of the CNIPS FDP Module External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 28:11).

For further assistance, please contact Amy Bell, Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC), by phone at 916-322-5051 or by email at abell@cde.ca.gov, or Sherry Tam, CNC, by phone at 916-324-9875 or by email at stam@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 15, 2024
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