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School Year 2022–23 Annual Update Now Open

The California Department of Education (CDE) has opened the School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Annual Update in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) for School Year (SY) 2022–23 (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023).

The CDE recognizes the challenges that school food authorities (SFA) face while preparing for the upcoming SY. As a result, we want to provide ample resources and technical assistance as you prepare for the Annual Update process. The CDE is actively developing guidance for schools and will continue to release resources as they become available. Those SFAs that have already established meal service plans for the fall can complete their required annual participation updates in the CNIPS now.

Important Information

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) must approve your CNIPS SY 2022–23 Application Packet before you are able to submit reimbursement claims. For detailed information on when to submit claims for reimbursement, review the CDE SNP Claim Submission Deadlines web page.

The SFAs scheduled for an SNP Administrative Review (AR) during SY 2022–23 should complete their annual update as soon as possible as this information is required for the on-site portion of the review. The NSD will be working closely with SFAs to complete their AR with as little disruption as possible.

How to Complete the SY 2022–23 Annual Update

The NSD created detailed step-by-step instructions that are available in the CNIPS Download Forms section, Form ID Instructions: 2022–23 CNIPS Annual Update. Please review these instructions to start the annual update process and to help prevent application errors.

  1. Log in to the CNIPS website External link opens in new window or tab..
  2. Enter your User ID and Password, then select Log On
  3. Select the Applications link in the menu bar
  4. Under the item column, select the Download Forms link
  5. Select Instructions: 2022–23 CNIPS Annual Update

Resources and Contact Information

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the CNIPS Annual Update, please contact your SNP Specialist. The SNP Specialist list is available in the CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab. Download Forms section, Form ID Caseload, or you can email

For CNIPS information and training resources, or to access the SNP Sponsor User Manual, please visit the CDE SNP CNIPS Training web page.

For CNIPS technical questions, please contact the CNIPS Help Desk by phone at 800-952-5609, Option 6, or by email at

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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