National School Lunch Program Compliance
Financial Report
TDA will provide a JotForm to complete the Financial Report. The JotForm will be available on January 1st, 2021 and due March 15th, 2021.

The CE must ensure that the reported data is accurate and reflects the CE’s financial operations for the fiscal period reported.

The webinar below has been provided as an overview of the financial report, terminology used in the report and preview of the current JotForm. This webinar also discuss a review of the excessive fund balance plan for those who have more than 3 month excess funds.

Watch Financial Report Webinar 
and Download Webinar Documentation

You may also download the NSLP Financial Report and the Excessive Fund BalanceAll other inquires regarding the Financial Report may be sent to

Updated NSLP/SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Pattern EXPIRATION of Transition Period Notification
About the Administrative Review
The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, requires the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to conduct an Administrative Review (AR) of School Nutrition Programs (SNP) at least once every three years. As a new federal requirement, the AR is designed to conduct specified parts of the review off-site and others on-site. TDA will evaluate compliance with the following program requirements in the Critical and General Areas of Review which include: Meal Access and Reimbursement, Meal Pattern & Nutritional Quality, Resource Management, General Program Compliance and the operation of any other applicable SNP federal programs.

CE Staff involved in the operation of SNP will be heavily involved the review process (off-site and on-site) to respond to questions and provide documentation regarding the operation of SNP. The AR begins approximately 12 weeks prior to TDA doing an on-site review of program operations with the off-site portion of the review. The review is risk based, gathering information and documentation samples during the off-site review and then conducting a more targeted review on-site. CE Staff will be asked to utilize the Texas Unified Nutrition Programs System (TX-UNPS) when providing written responses to questions and uploading requested documentation.  

2020-2021 School Operations Plans

Administrative Review (AR) Plan

TDA will conduct Administrative Reviews (ARs) on a four-year cycle. The contracting entities (CEs) that will be receiving an AR in the 2020-2021 school year are posted on this page under When is My Review? below.

Procurement Review (PR) Plan

TDA will conduct procurement reviews (PRs) from years 1 (SY 19-20) and 2 (SY 20-21) in the current review cycle. All CE’s with Food Service Management Contracts (FSMC) should expect a procurement review in the 20-21 or 21-22 school year.

Compliance Plan

TDA has been approved for a Four-Year Administrative Review Cycle. The first year of the new four-year cycle was School Year 2019-2020. A list of CEs and the year of their new regularly scheduled AR and PR is currently under review. Please note that some CEs may a more frequent review than four years or additional reviews that are not reflected in this list.

Coming soon: TDA will be conducting and posting a webinar for each school year so the CEs understand the direction at the state level.

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

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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:

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Commissioner Sid Miller

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