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NSLP/SBP Quick Reference


There are three main programs within the School Nutrition Programs (SNP); National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Special Milk Program (SMP).


Review the requirements below. If you believe that you meet these requirements and would like to apply, use the form at the bottom of this page.

  NSLP/SBP SMP
About the Program:

The NSLP and SBP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts and/or lunches to children each school day.

The SMP provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in other child nutrition meal service programs.

You May Be Eligible If:
  • Your organization administers one or more public or charter schools and has been issued a 6 digit county/district number by the Texas Education Agency.
  • Your nonprofit organization administers one or more private schools of high school grade or under, recognized as part of the educational system in Texas.
  • Your public or private nonprofit administers one or more residential child care institutions, which operate principally for the care of children. If private your organization must be licensed to provide residential child care services.
  • Your organization is not already participating in National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), (Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP) or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
  • Your organization is participating in the NSLP and/or SBP and has split-session kindergartens in which children do not have access to meal service.
  • Your organization administers one or more public or charter schools and has been issued a county/district number by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
  • Your nonprofit organization administers one or more private schools of high school grade or under, recognized as part of the educational system in Texas.
  • Your public or private nonprofit organization administers one or more residential child care institutions, which operate principally for the care of the children, and if private, is licensed to provide residential child care services.
  • Your public or private nonprofit organization is responsible for the administration of one or more nonprofit licensed child care centers, nonprofit summer camps, settlement houses, homeless shelters or similar groups caring for or training children.
You Are Not Eligible If:
  • Residential summer camps (may be eligible to participate in the Summer Food Service Program).
  • Job Corps Centers funded by the Department of Labor.
  • Private foster homes.
  • Residential summer camps (may be eligible to participate in the Summer Food Service Program)
  • Job Corps Centers funded by the Department of Labor
  • Private foster homes.




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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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