CSFP and TEFAP Training
CSFP Onboarding - New CE Training   

Course Name Course Description Course Materials
Module 1: Constructing CSFP Food Packages CSFP Guide Rate, Menu Planning, building of CSFP Food Packages, Management of CSFP inventory, Reporting & Tracking, FNS 153.
Module 2: Eligibility and Intake Process Eligibility/intake requirements and systems used to track participation and participant data. Go over the written notifications and application forms utilized for CSFP, such as: Participant Application H1504, Application Notification H1515, Certification Expiration Notice H1507, CSFP Missed Distribution Posters. Discuss Waitlists, FNS 191 Reports, etc.
Module 3: Setting up Distribution Sites & Site Requirements Go over setting up distribution sites, distribution methods, site agreements, site requirements such as required postings, monitoring and compliance reviews, etc.
Module 4: CSFP Finances & Procurement Go over Direct and Indirect costs, indirect cost rates, Allowable and Unallowable expenses, Administrative funding allocation to the CSFP, procurement requirements.


General Training   
Training for the following programs is provided on an as-needed basis:
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (formerly known as the Texas Commodity Assistance Program or TEXCAP)
  • Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
  • Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
Please contact USDA Foods at CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.gov or call (877) TEX-MEAL, Option 4 for assistance.
Course Name Course Description
Web-Based Supply Chain Management Training: Goods Receipts of USDA Foods Shipments This 1 hour session covers the transition of food bank warehouse personnel submitting USDA Foods shipment receipts from TDA’s TX-UNPS to USDA’s Web Based Supply Chain Management System, or WBSCM. This will apply for all USDA “household” programs such as TEFAP, TEFAP off-shoot programs like BBB, CSFP, DA (Disaster Assistance), etc.
PowerPoint Presentation
CSFP FNS-153 Reporting The FNS-153, Monthly Report of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Quarterly Administrative Financial Status Report, is a crucial tool used to capture distribution activity for the program. This training covers the ways in which the report is utilized, what the report consists of, and poses critical questions to ask oneself regarding proper tracking and reporting controls to yield an accurate report.

NewCSFP Program Requirements Training

Updated 12/15/21
This Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) course is intended for food bank staff

and will introduce them to the Warehouse and the Program requirements for this program. It identifies the roles and responsibilities for the CSFP Warehouse Operations and Program Administration.

TEFAP Household Application for USDA Foods This conference call was held on February 11, 2022 to provide an overview of the updates to the H1555 TEFAP Household Application for USDA Foods, and the new H1555b- TEFAP Household Application for USDA Foods- Alternate version.

Additional Training Resources
WBSCM Training for TEFAP

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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