SFSP Sponsors

How to Apply


SFSP sponsors applying for the at-risk afterschool care center component only.

How to Apply

Complete the pre-eligibility form to request access to the CACFP component of TX-UNPS. After access is granted to the CACFP component of TX-UNPS follow the instructions below.


Online at https://txunps1.texasagriculture.gov


SFSP sponsors that are currently in good standing (meaning they are not currently in the serious deficiency process) have a streamlined application process when applying to participate in the at-risk afterschool care center component of the CACFP. However, TDA may request additional information for any applicant during the application process as needed.


NOTE: SFSP sponsors that experienced significant operational difficulties will be required to submit additional information, as requested by TDA.

The information contained in the bulleted list below must be completed and/or submitted.



All forms that are not submitted in TX-UNPS must be completed in ink or other non-erasable print.


At-risk requirements are contained in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-risk Afterschool Care Center Handbook.

School Data

To determine if the school in which the site is located (attendance area) meets the eligibility requirements for the at-risk afterschool care center component of the CACFP (50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) use the eligibility data provided on the 2019-2020 School Data.pdf.

Send completed applications to one of the following:

Email to:       
Fax to:                        

Mail to:         
Texas Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Division

Attn: F&N Business Operations - Applications

P.O. Box 12847

Austin, Texas 78711

Overnight to:
Texas Department of Agriculture           
Food and Nutrition Division             
Attn: F&N Business Operations - Applications
1700 North Congress Ave.

Austin, Texas 78701

Revised June 25, 2020

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

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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