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Welcome to the
California Department of Education
Child Nutrition Information and
Payment System (CNIPS)
Last Updated: 2/11/2016


To better serve our customers and make CNIPS more resilient, it will not be available during the following period:
  • 2/16/2016 - At 5 p.m., CNIPS will be taken offline and installation activities begin

  • 2/18/2016 - CNIPS back online at 8 a.m.
Should we complete the upgrades sooner, we will open CNIPS.



The Child Nutrition Fiscal Services is performing FFY2014/2015 Close Out reconciliation resulting to that year being locked until further notice.

If you have any questions, please contact your assigned Nutrition Fiscal Analyst by accessing a list of county assignments at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/nt/.


The 2015-16 fiscal year (FY) is now your default. If any changes need to be made in your current 2014-15 FY application packet or claim submissions, you must first change the FY by selecting Year on your tool bar and then select the 2014-15 FY.

For technical assistance, e-mail CNIPS@cde.ca.gov or call 1-800-952-5609, option 6.



School Nutrition Program (SNP)

  • Annual Audit Status Certification (AASC) Form

    Public School Districts, Government Entities (County Offices of Education, County Probation Offices, etc), and Charter Schools do NOT have to complete the Annual Audit Status Certification (AASC) form, this is only a requirement for all private sponsors, including Indian Tribal Councils, private schools, and Private Residential Child Care Institutions (group homes).


  • SNP Administrative Review (AR) Web Page

    The CDE Nutrition Services Division conducts an administrative review (AR) of all district/agencies participating in SNP over a three-year cycle. Keep up-to-date on the latest AR requirements, resources, and helpful tips by visiting the new CDE SNP AR Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/ar/arsnp.asp.


Claims

  • All Programs
    The point-of-contacts for SNP, CACFP, and SFSP claims have been revised. The current contact list can be located on the CDE’s website by selecting the Analyst Directory tab at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/nt/.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

  • The deadline to complete the CACFP Mandatory Training Course is Friday, June 12, 2015. If you have not already completed the course, please go to the Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center Web page at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/calpronet, and select Mandatory Training on the left menu bar. Follow the instructions provided.
  • Attention: All Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors

    The 2014-15 fiscal year (FY) is now your default. If any changes need to be made in your current 2013-14 FY application packet or claim submissions, you must first change the FY by selecting Year on your tool bar and then select the 2013-14 FY.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

  • Attention Year-round SFSP sponsors:
    • Important notice for sponsors participating on the CCNSP: California’s Snack Pilot has been discontinued effective January 1, 2016. Please email the SFSP team at SFSP@cde.ca.gov if your agency wishes to serve snacks or meals during the school year via the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Retroactive approvals may be available.
    • The CCNSP pilot snack will be effective only through December 31, 2015.
    • The 2015-16 SFSP application is now available to complete for the new federal fiscal year beginning October 1. The SFSP application will default to the 2015-16 year. If any changes need to be made in your current 2014-2015 application or to submit claims, you must first select the 2014-2015 fiscal year on the tool bar.

CNIPS Password Requirements

  • Your CNIPS password must be between EIGHT (8) and TWELVE (12) characters in length, contain a letter, a number, and a special character (e.g., @,#,$, &,*). We suggest you not use the number "0" or the capital letter "O" in your password to reduce confusion when trying to remember your information. Do not reuse old passwords.