Pre-Eligibility: School Nutrition Programs (SNP)

There are three main programs within the School Nutrition Programs (SNP);  National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Special Milk Program (SMP).

The NSLP and SBP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts and/or lunches to children each school day.

Your Organization may be eligible for the NSLP and/or SBP if:

  • Your organization administers one or more public or charter schools and has been issued a 6 digit county/district number by the Texas Education Agency.
  • Your nonprofit organization administers one or more private schools of high school grade or under, recognized as part of the educational system in Texas.
  • Your public or private nonprofit administers one or more residential child care institutions, which operate principally for the care of children. If private your organization must be licensed to provide residential child care services.

You are not eligible if your organization operates:

  • Residential summer camps (may be eligible to participate in the Summer Food Service Program).
  • Job Corps Centers funded by the Department of Labor.
  • Private foster homes.

If you believe that you meet these requirements and would like to apply for the NSLP and/or SBP click on this link: SNP Application.

Please click on the following link Special Milk 
to determine if you might be eligible for the SMP.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Commissioner Sid Miller

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