NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Claim Submission Schedule for Child Nutrition Programs


Child Nutrition Programs | School Nutrition Programs | CACFP | SFSP

The federal regulations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs specify time limits for sponsor submission of monthly claims for reimbursement. The claim due date is the 15th of the month following the last day of the month covered by the claim. When the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date follows the schedule outlined in the Claim Submission Schedule below. Final claims, including revisions, must be submitted to the Connecticut State Department of Education no later than 60 days following the last day of the month covered by the claim. Claims not filed or corrected within the 60 days might not be paid.

School Nutrition Programs

Includes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP, School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Special Milk Program (SMP)

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Includes child care centers, family day care homes, and adult day care centers

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)