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