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Day Care Home Sponsors
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Complete training prior to application approval. Applications can be submitted prior to training, but the application cannot be approved until the training is completed. You will complete the appropriate "Introduction to the CACFP" course. If you have not already completed training, go to Intro to CACFP Training section to locate and register for the appropriate course.

Ensure you complete all the information under the following tabs as applicable: 

  • Application packet

  • Advance request - if your organization wants to receive advances

  • Annual audit


    In addition to completing the information contained in TX-UNPS you will be required to submit the additional information listed below as applicable (reference the appropriate handbook as needed for additional information.)

  • FND Permanent Agreement
  • Direct Deposit Authorization (74-176)    
  • Application for Texas Identification Number (AP-152)
    • If using an EIN submit either a copy of
      • The IRS letter issuing the EIN to the organization, or
      • A payment coupon with the EIN pre-printed on the coupon
  • Certificate of Authority
    • Upon submission of the pre-eligibility form, the organization would have received a confirmation email that included the above form and instructions.
  • Pre-Award Civil Rights Compliance Review
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) tax exemption 
  • License, registration or documentation to care for children for each day care home
  • Day Care Home Appeal Procedures
    • Reference CACFP Day Care Homes Handbook Section 2170  and 8222
  • Organizational Chart
    • Include names and titles of all officers, agents, full or part time staff, volunteers, board members and consultants
  • Subcontract Agreements
    • Contracts for purchased meals or services related to the CACFP
  • Organization - Legal Documents (submit all that apply):
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Certificate of Formation
    • Assumed Name Certificate
  • Performance Bond
  • Governing Body –
  • Copy of Government Issued ID (applies to non-governmental organizations)
    • Driver’s license
    • Military ID
    • Valid US Passport
    • Voter Registration Card
  • Proof of residential mailing address(applies to non-governmental organizations)
    • Driver's license
    • Copy of a current lease
    • Bank statement
    • Utility bill

Additionally, sponsors must have on file a completed and signed Permanent Agreement Between Sponsoring Organization and Day Care Home Provider(s) (H1542).  This agreement must be in place before submitting an application for the Provider(s).

Principal means any individual who holds a management position within, or is an officer of, an organization or a sponsored center, including all members of the organization’s board of directors or the sponsored center’s board of directors.

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 2020-2021 School Data.pdf.

Submit required documents and completed application (include your contracting entity (CE) ID on all correspondence, if applicable) 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: How to File a Complaint, 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
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller

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