(877)TEX-MEAL
Sponsoring Organization Application

How to Apply

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Per federal regulations, applicants may not contract with a third party for the preparation and submittal of application materials.

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/ 


Complete training prior to application approval. Applications can be submitted prior to training, but the application cannot be approved until the training is completed. You will complete the appropriate "Introduction to the CACFP" course. If you have not already completed training, go to Introductory Training for New CACFP Contractors to locate and register for the appropriate course.

Ensure you complete all the information under the following tabs as applicable: 

  • Application packet

  • Advance request - if your organization wants to receive advances

  • Annual audit

     

    In addition to completing the information contained in TX-UNPS you will be required to submit the additional information listed below as applicable (reference the appropriate handbook as needed for additional information.)

  • FND Permanent Agreement 
  • Direct Deposit Authorization (74-176)
  • Application for Texas Identification Number (AP-152)
    • If using an 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
  • Performance Bond
  • 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. 
  • Pre-Award Civil Rights Compliance Review
  • Description of qualifying afterschool enrichment/educational program (at-risk afterschool care centers only)
  • Documentation of Area Eligibility - verification from the school that the site is located in its attendance area.  Reference CACFP At-risk Afterschool Care Centers Handbook, Item 4221 for specific verification requirements (at-risk afterschool care centers only.)
  • Documentation of Licensure
    Child care sites exempt from licensing must submit proof of exemption from the licensing requirement (reference the at-risk afterschool handbook for exceptions to this requirement)
  • Proof of compliance with State, City or County health and/or safety requirements if exempt from licensing
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) tax exemption (non-profit organizations only)
  • Organizational Chart
    • Include names and titles of all officers, agents, full or part time staff, volunteers, board members and consultants
  • Subcontract Agreements
  • Organization - Legal Documents (submit all that apply):
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Certificate of Formation
    • Assumed Name Certificate
  • Governing Body –
    • Governing Body Awareness form
    • Legal Documents (applies to all Principals within non-governmental organizations)
      • Copy of Government Issued ID
        • Driver’s license
        • Military ID
        • Valid US Passport
        • Voter Registration Card
    • Proof of residential mailing address
      • Driver’s license
      • Copy of a current lease
      • Bank statement
      • Utility bill



Principal
means any individual who holds a management position within, or is an officer of, an organization or a sponsored center, including all members of the organization’s board of directors or the sponsored center’s board of directors.

  

Additionally, sponsors of unaffiliated sites must have on file for TDA review a completed and signed Permanent Agreement Between Sponsoring Organization and Child Care Facility (for child care centers) (H1630) and/or Permanent Agreement Between Sponsoring Organization and Adult Day  Care Facility (for adult day care centers) (H1653), as well at the Articles of Incorporation/Assumed Name Certification/Certificate of Formation (all that apply), proof of 501(c)(3)  tax exemption if applicable, organizational chart and Governing Body Awareness for each unaffiliated site. These documents must be in place before submitting an application for the site.



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

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:  
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.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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