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The verification process begins on October 1, 2023, and the Verification Report is due on November 28, 2023.

Published: 288 days ago
" The verification process begins on October 1, 2023, and ends on November 15, 2023. CEs operating standard counting and claiming, Universal Free feeding, RCCIs with days students, and Provision 2 in the base year must conduct verification. All CEs must complete the required Verification Report. The Verification Report is in jotform, and can be found in TX-UNPS, in the application packet, and under Download Forms: SNP-123. The Verification Report is due to TDA on November 28, 2023.
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The verification process begins on October 1, 2023, and ends on November 15, 2023. CEs operating standard counting and claiming, Universal Free feeding, RCCIs with days students, and Provision 2 in the base year must conduct verification. All CEs must complete the required Verification Report. The Verification Report is in jotform, and can be found in TX-UNPS, in the application packet, and under Download Forms: SNP-123. The Verification Report is due to TDA on November 28, 2023.

Prepare for SY23-24 Verification by accessing Verification Reporting Resources at:
https://squaremeals.org/Programs/National-School-Lunch-Program/Eligibility-and-Verification/Application-Verification

Verification Timeline
October 1, 2023
- Count of approved meal applications on file
- Direct Verification module in Texas ELMS opens
October 31, 2023
- Count of students for annual Verification Report
November 1, 2023
- Verification Report opens
https://form.jotform.com/230295403774154CEs with no applications can begin submission of Verification Report
November 15, 2023
- Federal Deadline - Verification Process Completed
- CEs with applications can begin submission of Verification Report
November 28, 2023
- CE submission of Verification Report is due in JotForm

Resources include:

- SY24 Verification Reporting Timeline
- SY24 Verification Reminders
- SY24 Verification Reporting Tips
- Verification Reporting - Common Errors
- SY24 CE List of Approved Sample Size Methods
- SY24 Sample Size Calculator


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