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Food Distribution Program Module in TX-UNPS Transitioning to WBSCM Statewide Implementation

Published: 29 days ago
" January 1, 2023 - The TX-UNPS Food Distribution Program Module is transitioning to United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system for requesting USDA Foods, effective January 2024.
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January 1, 2023 - The TX-UNPS Food Distribution Program Module is transitioning to United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system for requesting USDA Foods, effective January 2024.

Question: Which Child Nutrition Programs are impacted by the USDA Foods change from TX-UNPS to WBSCM?
Answer:  National School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program.

What you need to know about the WBSCM Transition:
  • If RA opted to participate in the USDA Foods program when renewing the SNP Application Packet, the RA will be set up in WBSCM to request USDA Foods for the following program year.

How will RAs access WBSCM?
The WBSCM RA user roles include:
  • User Administrator, Order Manager, Organization Administrator, and View Only
  • Each RA must have an identified User Administrator to set up a WBSCM Account.

Do you know who your RA’s User Administrator (UA) will be for WBSCM Account set up?
  • Point to remember, RA’s can only have one person as an UA.

What’s next?
TDA will collect RA Users information starting February thru April 2023.

ESC WBSCM Training
September 5 thru November 17, 2023
  • WBSCM Training
  • WBSCM Assessments
  • Account Setup for RA User Admins and Order Managers

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