A Sponsoring Organization is defined as:
Affiliated – means all the centers associated with the organization are legally part of the organization (for example, a corporation that owns two centers)
Unaffiliated – means the centers associated with the organization are not legally part of the organization (for example, a non-profit organization that sponsors the CACFP participation of a center owned by a church)
- Two or more child care centers or adult day care centers owned by the organization (affiliated); and/or
- Non-profit and have one or more child care centers or adult day care centers that are not part of the same organization (unaffiliated) that the organization intends to sponsor .
Apply online at https://txunps1.texasagriculture.gov/
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:
Advance request - if
your organization wants to receive advances
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
- Performance Bond
- 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
- Description of qualifying afterschool enrichment/educational program (at-risk afterschool care centers only)
- Documentation of Area Eligibility - verification from the school that the site is located in its attendance area. Reference CACFP At-risk Afterschool Care Centers Handbook, Item 4221 for specific verification requirements (at-risk afterschool care centers only.)
- Documentation of Licensure
Child care sites exempt from licensing must submit proof of exemption from the licensing requirement (reference the at-risk afterschool handbook for exceptions to this requirement)
- Proof of compliance with State, City or County health and/or safety requirements if exempt from licensing
- Proof of 501(c)(3) tax exemption (non-profit organizations only)
- 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: If the organization plans to contract for meals it must use the appropriate TDA Invitation for Bid and Contract for Purchased Meals (IFB) which can be found here.
Organization - Legal Documents (submit all that apply):
- Articles of Incorporation
- Certificate of Formation
- Assumed Name Certificate
- Governing Body –
- Governing Body Awareness form
- Legal Documents (applies to all Principals within non-governmental organizations)
- Copy of Government Issued ID
- Driver’s license
- Military ID
- Valid US Passport
- Voter Registration Card
- Proof of residential mailing address
- Driver’s license
- Copy of a current lease
- Bank statement
- Utility bill
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.
Additionally, sponsors of unaffiliated sites must have on file for TDA review a completed and signed Permanent Agreement Between Sponsoring Organization and Child Care Facility (for child care centers) (H1630) and/or Permanent Agreement Between Sponsoring Organization and Adult Day Care Facility (for adult day care centers) (H1653), as well at the Articles of Incorporation/Assumed Name Certification/Certificate of Formation (all that apply), proof of 501(c)(3) tax exemption if applicable, organizational chart and Governing Body Awareness for each unaffiliated site.
These documents must be in place before submitting an application for the site.
All forms that are not submitted in TX-UNPS must be completed in ink or other non-erasable print.