National Disqualified List/Texas Excluded SFSP List
Organizations, responsible principal(s), and responsible individual(s) that are disqualified from participation in the CACFP are placed on the USDA-maintained National Disqualified List (NDL), and those disqualified from participation in the Summer Food Service Program are placed on the Texas Excluded SFSP List (TEXSL). Parties and organizations on either list will remain on those lists for a minimum of seven years from the date of disqualification unless a debt is owed under those respective programs, in which case they will remain on the applicable list until the debt has been repaid. Any applying or current CACFP or SFSP Contracting Entity should check the NDL and TEXSL to ensure that no individuals on those lists are hired to perform Program functions with their own organization, or at a sponsored site or day care home provider.

Accessing the NDL and TEXSL Online


Contracting entities (CEs) will now access the lists of institutions and individuals disqualified from CACFP directly from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Disqualified List application. These web-based lists provide information the moment it is entered by the state agencies, thereby ensuring CEs have accurate up-to-date information when hiring new staff or adding sites and/or providers.

The first step is for CEs to request access to the website. “How to Request Access to the NDL” provides the instructions to request and receive that access, as well as how to search the information once access is granted.

Once a CE has received access, the website can be accessed 24 hours a day here.


To access the TEXSL list containing institutions and individuals disqualified from SFSP, go to TX-UNPS, access either the CACFP or SFSP modules. Select the Menu item “Applications” and then “Download Forms”. The TEXSL list is Form SFSP-105.

Requesting Early Removal from the NDL or TEXSL

For disqualifications because of serious deficiencies that do not indicate a lack of business integrity, organizations and individuals may submit a request to be removed from the either the NDL or TEXSL before the seven years have elapsed via the Removal Request Form - National Disqualified List or Texas Excluded Summer Food Service Program List.

Please note the following:
  • Submission of a request does not guarantee the request will be approved;
  • Denial of a request for early removal is not subject to appeal; and
  • Approval of a request for early removal does not equal approval to participate in the CACFP, SFSP, or any other Child Nutrition Program. A new application for participation in the applicable program must be submitted and processed in accordance with TDA’s application process.

Due to the egregious nature of certain activities, TDA will not consider a request for early removal of an organization or individual who was disqualified for falsification of records, making false representations, making false claims, engaging in an unlawful practice, or any other activity indicating a lack of business integrity.

Refer to the CACFP and SFSP Handbooks for more information about the National Disqualified List and TEXSL.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

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:, 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
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