Claims and Reimbursement
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors must submit claims for reimbursement online via the Cyber Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS).  Select the CLiCS log-in page for help documents and a link to access the system. The CLiCS Claims and Application Quick Step Instructions explain how to enter and submit Child Nutrition Program claims and application(s). The payments are also tracked in CLiCS; the user manual contains a detailed step-by-step guide for submitting and tracking claims.

CACFP claims for reimbursement must be made within the required 60-day timeframe.
  • 60-Day Claim Deadline; Limited Exceptions - 9/11/14
    The 60-day monthly claim deadline for USDA child nutrition programs, limited exceptions, and how to make a request for limited exceptions.
  • Appeal Procedure - 3/7/14  pdf iconPDF 
    Appeal procedure for the Child and Adult Care Food Program - Food and Nutrition Service, Minnesota Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Claim for Reimbursement Due Dates - 3/3/14
    Chart showing 60-day deadlines for claims submission.
  • Estimated Reimbursement Worksheet 2014-2015 - 9/11/14
    The Estimated Reimbursement Worksheet can be used by sponsors to project annual revenue for their CACFP budget and it can be used by sponsors to estimate monthly reimbursement.
  • For-Profit Centers - Instructions for Submitting Eligibility Documentation - 1/5/15
    For-Profit centers have additional eligibility requirements for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Complete this form and submit it with the supporting documentation.
  • Meal/Snack Count and Attendance Records - 11/3/14
    A variety of records that are used to document meal counts and attendance for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All records are in Excel 2010 format and are available electronically or can be printed and completed manually.
  • Reimbursement Rates 2014-15 - 7/22/14
    Child and Adult Care Food Program rates of reimbursement paid per meal and per home from July 2014 through June 2015.