CACFP Claim Submission Deadlines

To be entitled to reimbursement, a claim preparer for each sponsor must submit a monthly claim for reimbursement that provides data in sufficient detail to justify the reimbursement claimed. The data must include the number of free meals, reduced-price meals, and paid meals served; and an authorized agent or district official of the sponsor must certify and submit the claim in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS). All claims submitted must be certified by the authorized official to be considered a valid claim.

All original and upward adjusted claims resulting in a payment must be submitted by the sixtieth (60th) day following the month claimed to be considered for payment. If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, claim submissions will be permitted through the next business day. Claims submitted after the deadline cannot be processed, except as described on the CACFP Late Claims web page. Claims that are corrected must be re-certified and submitted after the correction is made and the claim is saved.

As a courtesy, approximately 50 days after the end of the claim month, Child Nutrition Fiscal Services (CNFS) sends a Notice of Delinquent Claim to sponsors participating in the CACFP.

October 2022 through September 2023

Claim Month

Submission Deadline

August 2023 Monday, October 30, 2023
September 2023 Tuesday, November 29, 2023

October 2023 through September 2024

Claim Month

Submission Deadline

October 2023 Tuesday, January 2, 2024
November 2023 Monday, January 29, 2024
December 2023 Thursday, February 29, 2024
January 2024 Tuesday, April 2, 2024
February 2024 Monday, April 29, 2024
March 2024 Thursday, May 30, 2024
April 2024 Monday, July 1, 2024
May 2024 Tuesday, July 30, 2024
June 2024 Thursday, August 29, 2024
July 2024 Monday, September 30, 2024
August 2024 Wednesday, October 30, 2024
September 2024 Monday, December 2, 2024

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