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SFSP Application Deadline is May 15

The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division would like to remind you that your summer meal application packets for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are due May 15.

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division (NSD) would like to remind you that your SFSP application packets are due by Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Please submit your complete application through the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) External link opens in new window or tab. by May 15 to ensure that the CDE can review, provide technical assistance, and approve your applications prior to your service start date.

This timely submission will also ensure your site information is available on the CDE 2024 Summer Meal Sites finder web page and the CDE California Meals for Kids Mobile Application, for families to identify your summer meal sites before school closes!

Application Updates

To update your application, please visit the CNIPS website External link opens in new window or tab. and have your user ID and password ready.

Instructions on how to complete your application are available in the CNIPS (SFSP) Application tab - Download Forms section - Form ID SFSP Job Aid 2 Application Packet.

Sponsors should note that the CNIPS site application has recently been updated and to review each section carefully before completing. Also, application packet components auto populate certain information that is entered in other application sections. Therefore, the NSD recommends that sponsors complete sections and steps in full in the following order.

  1. Complete the Sponsor Application
  2. Complete the Management Plan
  3. Complete the Food Production Facility
  4. Complete ALL of the site applications in full
  5. Complete the Budget Details
  6. Complete the Checklist Summary
  7. Submit the Application Packet by selecting the Red Submit for Approval button on the sponsor application main screen
Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this subject, please reach out to the Summer Nutrition Programs and Grants Unit by email at SFSP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 09, 2024
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