Latest News for the Summer Meal Programs

Notice to User Access Managers

" September 30, 2021 - A few updates to entity User Access Managers (UAM) regarding security changes, processes, and forms.
September 30, 2021 - A recent change to the Food Distribution Program security groups naming convention has been made within TX-UNPS, the User Access Manager Handbook Guide, and the Security Authority for User Access Manager (FND-135) form. Users were not affected by the change and all access remained the same. The names have been adjusted to:
    • FDP CE Administration was updated to FDP NSLP/SFSP
    • FDP CE Direct Ship was updated to FDP Direct Ship School
    • FDP Food Bank was updated to CSFP/TEFAP CE

Managing your entity user's security accounts is done directly within TX-UNPS which means the Certificate of Authority for External Users (FND-101) no longer needs to be submitted to TDA. If updates are needed for your access as the UAM (adding a new security group, updating user information, etc.), the FND-135 should be submitted.

As a reminder…setting up a new user within the CE System Logins screen requires a 3-step process after clicking the “Add User” link:
    • User Information
    • Security Groups
    • Generate User ID by clicking Details > Edit on the User Login section 

Helpful information, reminders, notices as well as the Handbook Guide and videos can be found here.


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

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