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School Food Authority Application

How to Apply

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Schools (SFAs) applying for the at-risk afterschool care center component only

 

SFAs must complete the pre-eligibility form to request access to the CACFP component of TX-UNPS. 

 

After access is granted to the CACFP component of TX-UNPS, follow the instructions below.

Online at https://txunps1.texasagriculture.gov

Schools already participating in the NSLP have a streamlined application process when applying to participate in the at-risk afterschool care center component of the CACFP. The information contained in the table below must be completed and/or submitted.

 

  • CE application screen in TX-UNPS
  • Site application in TX-UNPS for each at-risk site
  • Board of Directors screen in TX-UNPS -
    • SFAs will enter their Child Nutrition Director information.
  • Budget Detail screen in TX-UNPS
    • though SFAs are not required to submit a budget, to proceed with the application process SFAs must enter $1.00 in this screen.
  • Direct Deposit Authorization (74-176)
  • Application for Texas Identification Number (AP-152)
    • If Using 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
  • 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
  • Description of qualifying afterschool program that includes educational/enrichment activities
  • Checklist items
    • SFAs are not required to submit all the checklist items, however TX-UNPS requires a check mark in all checkboxes in order to submit the application.
  • Permanent Agreement Contracting Entity Specific Amendment
    • SFAs are required to amend the FND Permanent Agreement to add participation in the CACFP. 

All forms that are not submitted in TX-UNPS must be completed in ink or other non-erasable print.

School Data

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To determine if the school in which the site is located (attendance area) meets the eligibility requirements for the at-risk afterschool care center component of the CACFP (50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) use the eligibility data provided on the 2016-2017 School Data.pdf.

Submit required documents (include your contracting entity (CE) ID on all correspondence) to one of the following:

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Email to:       
CACFP.BOps@TexasAgriculture.gov
Fax to:                        
888-223-8645

Mail to:         
Texas Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Division

Attn: F&N Business Operations - Applications

P.O. Box 12847

Austin, Texas 78711

Overnight to:
Texas Department of Agriculture           
Food and Nutrition Division             
Attn: F&N Business Operations - Applications            
1700 North Congress Ave.

Austin, Texas 78701

Revised September 22, 2016

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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: 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: 
 (1) mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 
 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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