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Administration and Forms for NSLP

TX-UNPS

NSLP participants submit applications and file claims through the Texas Unified Nutrition Programs System: TX-UNPS. If you are unable to use an Internet-based application such as TX-UNPS, please contact TDA.

School Meal Applications for NSLP Operators in 2021-2022


School Meal Applications for SSO Operators in 2021-2022 - TDA has developed new resources for SSO operators in 2021-2022, including new media release templates, household letters for SSO operators processing applications, eligibility notification letters, and Direct Certification eligibility letters. NOTE: These new resources are NOT available in the table below.


Updated Form H4529 for Transfer of USDA Foods

Any Contracting Entity (CE) that has allocations of USDA Foods may transfer those commodities to another CE. This is applicable to transfers between NSLP CEs served by the same state contracted warehouse. The Authorization to Transfer USDA Foods (Form H4529) is an electronic form used by the Transferring CE currently allocated the inventory item(s) to initiate the transfer, to obtain TDA approval, and to document the transfer. The H4529 must be completed prior to transferring any USDA Foods. Refer below for more instructions:

Administrator’s Reference Manual (ARM) Update

PLEASE NOTE: The ARM contains state and regulatory guidance for standard operations. For deviations and flexibilities to standard NSLP operations as a result of COVID-19, please refer to the FAQs on the SquareMeals Coronavirus page for more information.

School Nutrition Program Forms

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Verification Information Request | Statement of Earnings Form - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Information Request | Statement of Social Security Income Form    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Continuation of Benefits Letter    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Continuation of Benefits Letter - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Results/Adverse Action - Foster    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Results/Adverse Action - Foster - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Results/Adverse Action Letter - Income    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Results/Adverse Action Letter - Income - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Results/Adverse Action Letter - SNAP/TANF    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Results/Adverse Action Letter - SNAP/TANF - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Selection Letter for Households    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Notification | Selection Letter for Households - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification of Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility | Information for Households    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification of Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility | Information for Households - Spanish    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Verification Report | Individual Household Form    Download File        School Nutrition Program Forms
Weekly/Monthly Number Coded List Form    Download File  Download File      School Nutrition Program Forms

Application Frequently Asked Questions
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Proportion of Program/Nonprogram Revenue and Food Cost  Maximize 

Indirect Cost Guidance  Maximize 

Certification of Compliance with the Meal Pattern  Maximize 

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:

Mail:
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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