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SY20-21 NSLP USDA Foods Private Storage Delivery and Storage Fees Report

TDA will reimburse CEs the amounts posted on the report of delivery and storage fees paid to the state contracted warehouse this school year. Click on the headline link to go to the FDP Contracted Warehouse page to access the report!

Attention: All CEs operating during Summer 2021 and/or SY 2021-2022

All CEs operating in Summer 2021 and SY 2021-2022 must complete and submit this new form. This includes CEs that do not plan to operate under any waivers moving forward.

Register for the upcoming School Nutrition Program Summer Workshops

It's time to register with your ESC for the 2021 School Nutrition Program Summer Workshops!

Claim Processing Days: Tuesday & Thursday

The internal cut-off time for claim submission on processing days is 12:00pm. Our team will process all claims submitted before the 12pm deadline on the processing day. This deadline will ensure staff have the adequate time to review your submission before sending your payment to the Comptroller. Claim submissions received after the deadline will be processed on the next processing day.

Thank You to All CEs!

TDA celebrates all the frontline heroes who serve our communities during this unprecedented time. We recognize your valiant efforts and want to say a sincere thank you!

Storage and Distribution Warehouse Contracts Completed for SY21-22

TDA would like to inform you that the storage and distribution warehouse contracts are complete for SY 21-22. The awardees are listed by region.

Nationwide Waivers for Summer and SY 2021-22

On April 20, USDA issued a suite of new nationwide waivers addressing Child Nutrition Program operations in School Year 2021-2022 and Summer 2021. TDA will be addressing these new waivers in statewide calls and a brand new FAQ document.

Redistribution of Pounds

After June 30, 2021, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will conduct a redistribution of pounds for all Contracting Entity (CE) accounts participating in USDA Foods for further Processing. Through this process, TDA will redistribute all CE inventories into the State accounts. State account pounds will be made available to cover any delayed deliveries, and the remaining balances will be applied towards future truck ordering. Click for more information.

Coronavirus Updates for Contracting Entities

The Texas Department of Agriculture has received some waivers from USDA to support the continued operation of meal service in response to coronavirus. Other waivers are not yet approved. Any information regarding USDA waivers related to meal service will be available at SquareMeals.org/coronavirus along with further instructions.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement – Revision Notice

ACTION REQUIRED: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service recently updated its Civil Rights webpage resulting in changes to the internal hyperlinks within the Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) as well as the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. If you have not done so already, please update the electronic versions of the NDS with the English and/or Spanish versions. These changes were required to be completed no later than January 31, 2021.

Attention Internet Explorer Users!

Please take action to ensure you are able to continue to access digital resources from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), including SquareMeals.org, MENU Module, and TX-UNPS without error. Click here for more information!

Meal Pattern Requirements for SY 2020-2021

A federal court ruling earlier this year has reversed several NSLP/SBP meal pattern flexibilities. As a result the following meal pattern changes are effective immediately. Follow this link for more information.

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: How to File a Complaint, 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:

Mail:
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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