School Nutrition Program (SNP) sponsors must submit claims for reimbursement online via the Cyber-Linked Interactive Child Nutrition System (CLiCS). Information for submitting claims within the required timeframe, current reimbursement rates, and meal count forms are available on this page. For information from USDA about benefits, costs and record keeping for operating certain school nutrition programs with free meals for all students (Provisions 1, 2 and 3).
The state attendance factor for use by school food authorities for school year 2012-13 is 94.4 percent, based on attendance data from Minnesota public schools. The attendance factor may be applied to the number of students enrolled to estimate the average number of students in attendance to report on monthly claims for reimbursement.