Records List
Contracting Entities (CEs) must retain all forms and related documentation that demonstrate program compliance. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) provides a summary of records retention specific to TDA and USDA developed forms, templates, or records. Please note, if a CE uses other forms, templates, or records that are not on this list, the CE must also retain those records as described in the Administrator's Reference Manual.

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Record Name and Description

Articles for category Program Application
Application for Texas Identification Number, (AP-152)

March 17, 2017

Purpose: Register with the state of Texas to receive reimbursement

Application/Application Renewal and Support Documentation—Afterschool Care Program (ASCP)

March 23, 2017

Apply or renew an application to operate ASCP before July 1

Application/Application Renewal and Support Documentation—Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

September 01, 2015

Apply or renew an application to operate CEP before July 1

Application/Application Renewal and Support Documentation—National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP)

September 01, 2015

Apply or renew an application to operate NSLP or SBP before July 1

Application/Application Renewal and Support Documentation—Seamless Summer Operation (SSO)

September 01, 2015

Apply or renew an application to operate SSO before May 31

Attestation of Compliance with the New Meal Pattern Requirements Form

September 01, 2015

Attest that CE will meet the meal pattern requirements


September 01, 2015

Provide documentation of yearly financial audit

CE Resource Checklist, Preparing for Certification for Performance-Based Reimbursement

July 22, 2013

Prepare documentation for submission for meal pattern certification

Certificate of Authority (COA) for External Users, (FND-101)

March 28, 2017

Submit the name(s) of the CE’s authorized representative/s (ARs) with initial program application and submit updated request when staff changes are made

Certification Menu Worksheets

March 24, 2017

Apply for meal pattern certification of meal pattern compliance and to receive performance-based reimbursement

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