Texas Automated Nutrition System (TANS)
TANS Overview
What is TANS?
TANS stands for Texas Automated Nutrition System. It is a web-based system designed to support the administration of federal nutrition programs.

TANS allows program sponsors, ESC users, and state users to manage program applications, claims, compliance reviews, and related administrative functions in a robust, streamlined system built using current technology and simple navigation.

A new system brings the opportunity to upgrade to modern software and simplify the user experience.

Additionally, TANS will be directly managed by TDA, allowing us the flexibility to adapt to regulatory changes and more easily incorporate user feedback into system enhancements.

What is changing?
Beginning with program year 2026, program sponsors, state users, and all other users will administer nutrition programs through TANS. Though TANS will have a fresh look, new navigation, and slight process changes, it will serve the same role as TX-UNPS. 

TANS will be used to manage applications, claims, monitoring and compliance, reporting, and other administrative functions for the following programs: 
   • School Nutrition Program (NSLP and SBP) 
   • Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP and DCH) 
   • Summer Meal Programs (SFSP and SSO) 
   • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (FFVP) 
   • Special Milk Program (SMP) 
   • Food Distribution Program (TEFAP, CSFP, and S/FMNP [applications and claims only]) 

When will I be impacted?
All current users will start the transition to TANS beginning with program year 2026 applications. All users will be working in TX-UNPS and TANS simultaneously based on the program until the transition is fully implemented.

More detailed information can be found in the Transition Timeline section below.

What do I need to do?
Right now, just keep an eye and an ear out for more information!

TDA will provide updates, guidance, and resources related to the transition on TANS on this page, in newsletters, and on program sponsor calls.

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Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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