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Maximum Approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP)

" Learn more about the Maximum Approvable ADP!

Returning Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Contracting Entities (CEs) have been notified by email of the maximum approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP) by site and meal type that TDA can approve for SFSP 2022.

This will be the maximum approvable ADP for the site by meal type for SFSP 2022. This does not mean that a CE must utilize the number, however Site Applications initially submitted with an ADP greater than the maximum approvable ADP will be returned. TDA may not approve ADPs greater than the maximum approval ADP listed. Returned Application Packets may be resubmitted and will start over in the queue for processing.

CEs must review all Site Applications prior to initial submission in TX-UNPS to ensure that each Site Application and meal type is no greater than the maximum approvable ADP determined by TDA. 

If a CE begins operations and notices a sustained level of participation that is greater than their historical highest monthly ADP, an increase in ADP may be requested by amending and submitting the Site Application for approval. Requests to increase the ADP should be made only after meal service has begun by entering the requested amount in the Site Application and submitting it for approval.  In order to ensure timely processing of the request to increase ADP, adequate justification and/or additional information for the increase in ADP should be provided in Line 36 of the Site Application.  All ADP increase requests over 20% of the approved ADP will require a compliance review as part of the approval process. The request to increase ADP will not be considered by TDA if a claim for the applicable month has already been filed.


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