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New Letter and Delivery Format for All Non-Adverse Action Notices Sent to CEs

" August 31, 2021 - On October 1, 2021, Community Operations will begin using a new format and delivery method for non-adverse action notices sent to CEs.
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On October 1, 2021, Community Operations will begin using a new format and delivery method for non-adverse action notices sent to CEs.

The purpose for the new style and format is to encourage a better understanding of administrative review processes and procedures, as well as assisting CEs in knowing what is required, if anything, to bring their programs into better compliance with CACFP operational and administrative compliance.

A distinguishing characteristic of this new feature in TDA’s efforts to improve communication with CEs is that the new letters will be emailed to CEs without hard copies being sent. CEs are encouraged to ensure accurate emails are included in their CACFP application packets, as Community Operations will be relying on the email addresses as shown in TX UNPS. In the event that an email is returned as undeliverable, a hard copy of the letter will be mailed via first class mail, return receipt requested, to ensure to the extent possible that the CE receives a copy of the letter.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
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