Food cost ratio:
Nonprogram Food Revenue
Nonprogram Food Costs
Total program foods +
nonprogram food costs
Upon receipt of the completed application, the Texas
Department of Agriculture (TDA), Food and Nutrition (F&N) will
review the application packet for completion. Should further information be needed, TDA will notify you.
What can I expect?
The processing time to review and approve the completed
application package can vary from 3 to 4 weeks depending upon current
workload. Once the application package has been approved, the following will
be sent to the Contracting Entity (CE):
When can we file the first claim for reimbursement?
Provided that you have sufficient records to substantiate your
claim for reimbursement amounts, the first claim month period you may request
reimbursement will be for the calendar month preceding the calendar month in
which the Chief Administrator for F&N has signed and approved the TDA FND Permanent Agreement or Contracting Entity Specific Agreement, as applicable. (For example, if the Chief Administrator for F&N has approved and signed the TDA FND Permanent Agreement on March 20, then a claim for reimbursement can be filed for the entire month of February.)
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
Texas Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Sid Miller