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ACTION REQUIRED! - Sponsors of Unaffiliated At-Risk Sites

Published: 108 days ago
" Beginning February 16 and no later than June 30, all sponsors of unaffiliated At-Risk Sites are required to submit a questionnaire/attestation form confirming that they are conducting all required oversight functions at their unaffiliated sites and that those sites are responsible for the oversight of a complete afterschool enrichment program.
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TDA has identified compliance issues arising at unaffiliated At-Risk sites managed by sub-sponsors that themselves are not affiliated with the location of service or the enrichment being provided at the location. Some of these sub-sponsors are signing site agreements with Contracting Entities to provide the meal service only (a circumvention of vended meal vendor procurement processes) and/or are taking over administrative tasks that should be performed by the primary sponsor.

Beginning February 16 and no later than June 30, all sponsors of unaffiliated At-Risk Sites are required to submit a questionnaire/attestation form confirming that they are conducting all required oversight functions at their unaffiliated sites and that those sites are responsible for the oversight of a complete afterschool enrichment program.

For any site that TDA has not received an attestation form by June 30, 2024, it will begin closing those sites in TX-UNPS with an effective closure date of September 30, 2024. All sponsors of unaffiliated At-Risk sites must complete this form on behalf of all allowable sites.

TDA will be holding a webinar for At-Risk sponsors on February 21. Please continue to monitor SquareMeals.org for news, FAQs, and the webinar registration link. TDA will also begin sending out bi-weekly reminders to all applicable sponsors beginning in mid-February.

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