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Summer General Overview - Events, Training, and Resources

Published: 23 days ago
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Mark your calendars! Join us in Austin for the annual MegaCon Conference taking place on May 9-11 at the AT&T Conference Center. Registration and room blocks are opening soon, be sure to check back. Click on the agenda to start planning your schedule.

TDA is required to ensure that all Program costs, including salaries, are necessary, reasonable, allocable, and allowable for the administration of the Child Nutrition Programs. To that effect, TDA has established the following guidance for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) base salaries as well as requested increases each Program year. Click here,

TDA has released a new Summer 2023 Operations FAQ to assist SFSP and SSO operators with navigating new regulatory changes going into effect this summer. This FAQ is also published on the Summer Meals Policy/Handbook page on under Policy Updates and News. Bookmark this page and check back periodically for updates.


SFSP Final Rule 2022|Site Recruitment Strategy - REQUIRED
The SFSP Final Rule 2022 requires TDA to collect CE site recruitment strategies in its application. Because this functionality does not yet exist in TX-UNPS, for Summer 2023 only, all CEs applying to operate SFSP must complete the SFSP Application Addendum – Recruitment Strategies online form. This simple form asks a single multiple-choice question about the methods of outreach a CE will use to attract potential SFSP serving sites in Summer 2023. CEs are encouraged to submit this form as soon as possible, even if you are not ready to submit your application in TX-UNPS. TDA cannot approve an application until this addendum is submitted. Please complete the form here:

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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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