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Important Dates

School Nutrition Program Compliance (Reports, Reviews, etc)

NOTE:  Anytime a deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday the actual deadline moves to the next business day.
September 30 Food Safety Inspection Due
October 1 Financial Form (FC1-A) for July 1 thru June 30 (Annual Report)
October 1 Verification Process Begins – Select Verification Sample
November 1 Self-Assessment Due for Charters and NonPublics (Filed in SFA)
November 15 Civil Rights Checklist completion and on file at SFA
November 15 1st Quarterly Financial Analysis Worksheet Due - Traditional Public SFAs only
November 15 Verification Process Ends (Deadline for completing the process)
November 16
(or next business day)
Verification Reporting Period Begins
December 15 Deadline to complete Civil Rights Compliance Worksheets (SFAs)
December 15 Annual Nutrient Analysis Report for October Menus Due (Exception: SFAs with AR prior to Dec. 31st)
December 15 Verification Summary Report Due
February 1 On-site Reviews Due for Traditional Public Schools and RCCIs
February 15 Deadline to submit Second Review of Applications report (form FNS-874) (LEAs)
March 1 Financial Form (FC-1A) for July 1 thru December 30 (Semi-Annual Report)
April/May Online Agreement Renewal (Begin Process)
April 1 Charter/Non-Public Self-Assessment Completed (File in SFA)
May 17 3rd Quarterly Financial Analysis Worksheet Due - Traditional Public School SFAs only
(Specific date TBA each year
via SN Update)
Deadline for completion of Agreement Renewal Process Deadline (Online and Paper)
(Note: Retroactive payments are prohibited for meals served prior to approval of the Annual Agreement)
Each Month – By The 10th
(On Or Before)
Claim for Reimbursement Due (NSLP, SBP, ASSP)
Each Month – By The 15th
(On Or Before)
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Reimbursement Claims Due
Last Workday Of Each Month SN Technology System End of Month Report Run
(System is temporarily unavailable to users during this time.)

Conferences & Seminars

Typically each June SNA-NC Annual Conference
Typically each July SNA Annual Conference
October (typically 4th Week) Annual Conference for School Nutrition Administrators
December/January Annually Industry Seminar – SNA
January – Biennial Industry Seminar – SNA-NC
Late February/Early March Legislative Action Conference (LAC) (SNA Sponsored Event)

Calendar Observances

March – 1st Week National School Breakfast Week
March National Nutrition Month
May (First Full Week) National School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
October – 2nd Week National School Lunch Week


Spring Income Eligibility Guidelines Released (Date contingent upon release by USDA)
July Reimbursement Rates Released (Date contingent upon release by USDA)

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