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2021 SFSP When Summer Begins Site Application Guidance

" May 16, 2021 - Please read the Summer 2021 Operations and School Year 2021-2022 Operations FAQs located on the Coronavirus Updates page before adding or creating SFSP sites in TX-UNPS.
May 16, 2021 - Please read the Summer 2021 Operations and School Year 2021-2022 Operations FAQs located on the Coronavirus Updates page before adding or creating SFSP sites in TX-UNPS.

Site application naming convention:
  • CONGREGATE ONLY: Use regular Site Name and Site ID#
  • NON-CONGREGATE ONLY: Grab and Go - use CVGG as the site name. For example, CVGG Brushy Oaks EL.
  • NON-CONGREGATE/CONGREGATE COMBINATION: May be one site. Use CVGG as the site name. For example, CVGG Brushy Oaks El. Two separate site applications do not need to be completed.
  • HOME DELIVERY: Use CVHD as the site name.


Use the following instructions to complete the site application:
  1. Question 28. Site Type: Select, “Open” from the drop-down menu options.
  2. Question 29. Eligibility method: Select, “School Data” from the drop-down menu options.
  3. Question 30. Primary service provided: Select applicable response from the drop-down menu options.
  4. Question 31. Enter ISD name and the Site name.
  5. Under the percentage of enrollment enter 50.00% and enter today’s date.
  6. Question 32 Enter "Area-eligibility waiver."
**Note: CEs with area eligibility waiver requests that were previously approved for SY 2020-2021 are not required to resubmit this form for those sites if they remain open to the community during summer 2021 operations. However, if a CE with a previously approved waiver wants to operate new open sites under the waiver, it must submit the Area Eligibility Intake Form for those sites. Waivers granted will remain in effect through September 30, 2021, or the start of SY 2021-2022, whichever occurs first.

Note: CEs with an area eligibility waiver for closed enrolled sites during SY 2020-2021 must close those sites when classes end. For summer 2021 operations, CEs that want to operate a closed enrolled site must follow the standard eligibility requirements for closed enrolled sites.


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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