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Nebraska's CNP System

Current Program Year:  2021  
(July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)
School Lunch (NSLP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)


  • 2021 Program Year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

    CACFP Opens: June 1, 2020 - Due Date to submit application for approval: June 15, 2020 

    NSLP Opens: July 1, 2020 - Due Date to submit application for approval: Aug 15, 2020 

CNP Help Desk

  • The NDE Help Desk is now providing support to CNP users needing assistance with account security functions. 
    Please contact the Help Desk if you have been locked out of your account, need assistance with the "Forgot your Password?" portal, are an administrator creating a new account, and other questions related to accessing CNP user accounts.

  • For best service, please send an email to and include your full name, username, agreement number and reason for requiring assistance.  The Help Desk is constantly monitoring this inbox and responds to emails as quickly as possible.

  • The help desk can also be reached by calling toll free at 888-285-0556.

    Questions not related to the CNP system should be directed to  


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Food Safety Recalls

  • Stay informed about food product recalls. USDA would like you to sign up to receive automatic email alerts when foods are recalled. For more information visit

Contact Us

  • Please contact us if you have questions:

    Phone Number:
    Address:  Nutrition Services
                    301 Centennial Mall South
                    P.O. Box 94987
                    Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

NDE Disclaimer

  • Information in this system and documents submitted become public record and are subject to disclosure. With few exceptions, you have the right to request and be informed about the information that the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) collects about you. You are entitled to receive and review the information upon request.

    You also have the right to ask NDE to correct any information that is determined to be incorrect. (Reference: Government Code, Sections 552.021, 552.023, and 559.004.) Unauthorized use of NDE information resources is prohibited and misuse is subject to criminal prosecution.

    Except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws, there should be no expectation of privacy. Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring.