2022 Texas Summer Mandate Notification and Waiver

" January 1, 2022 - Schools with 50% or more of the enrolled children eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program should submit their intent to operate Summer Meal Programs for summer 2022 or submit a mandate waiver request in TX-UNPS by the January 31, 2022 deadline.
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January 1, 2022 - Texas Legislation requires school districts to participate in a summer meal program if 50% or more of the enrolled children are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program based on the March 2020 claim. All mandated school districts will receive email notification of the requirement as well as instructions for submitting their intent in TX-UNPS.

Please submit your intent for summer 2022 or submit a mandate waiver request in TX-UNPS by the January 31, 2022 deadline. More information as well as the instructions, list of mandated CEs, and the letter that CEs received can be found here.


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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
 
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