CACFP Program Year 2022-2023

" July 1, 2022 - The program year for CACFP is set to default to PY23. Please take note of the program year in which you are updating the application packet to ensure that the correct program year is being updated. When initially enrolling the PY23 application, all data from the last approved forms in PY22 will roll to the PY23 application. Any subsequent updates made to PY22 once the PY23 application packet has been enrolled will need to be manually copied and entered into the PY23 application. Amendments made to site applications in PY22 will reflect in PY23. Therefore, please ensure that only one program year application is submitted at a time to avert any confusion as to which program year the sites should be processed.
July 1, 2022 - See below.

Application Processing:
If you are renewing for participation and do not need to make any changes to your authorized representatives’ TX-UNPS user access/user rights, please do not re-submit a FND 101 form/Certificate of Authority form.
      • TDA can only process complete applications; only complete applications will be reviewed for accuracy.
      • Incomplete applications will be returned to the CE without any review for accuracy having been conducted.

DUE DATES: We recommend submitting your application by:
      • August 15, 2022 if you are notified that you are a Tier 3 Renewal, and/or if you are a Dual Sponsor (a sponsor of Centers as well as Day Care Homes).
      • August 30, 2022 if you are a sponsoring organization, a Tier 2 Renewal, and/or are making significant changes to your previously approved application packet.
      • September 1, 2022 if you are an independent center and/or Tier 1 renewal.

      • If you wish to participate in the CACFP for PY 2023 you MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION (only complete applications that have no errors will be approved for renewal) FOR RENEWAL via TX-UNPS NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30, 2022.
      • Submitting an application after September 1, 2022, may delay advance payments and payments for claims.
      • December 1, 2022 ALL CACFP renewing CEs must have an approvable application submitted; CACFP renewing CEs whose applications that cannot be approved as submitted as of December 1, 2022 will be declared Seriously Deficient (SD).


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, 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:, 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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