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Claim - Processing

  • IowaCNP - School Nutrition Program (SNP) Claims Are Now Open
    Seamless Summer Option (SSO), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Special Milk, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and Afterschool Care Snack Program claims for July and August  are now open and will remain open from September 20 to 27. The SNP claims will lock at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 with a special processing run to be completed at the end of the month. Schools claiming NSLP/SBP may combine their August claim with their September claim for submission in October. An enhancement was installed in IowaCNP to address USDA updates related to Severe Need Breakfast eligibility (USDA SP 11-2022) and SSO reimbursement rates (USDA Nationwide Waiver #109).

Direct Certification - Schools

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    08/02/2022 August Direct Certification (DC) list is now available on the Iowa Education Portal (EDPortal).  To access the DC list you need to have completed an IowaCNP Access Form and have an A&A account.  Contact or for assistance.  

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