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

Archive: September 2015
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

Capital Expenditure Request

September 01, 2015

Submit request for approval of a purchase that exceeds $5,000

Cover Letter, School Nutrition Programs Food Service Management Company Request for Proposal and Contract; School Nutrition Programs Food Service Management Company Request for Proposal and Contract

September 01, 2015

Submit a request for proposal (RFP) and contract from a food service management company for TDA approval

Direct Deposit Authorization (74-176)

September 01, 2015

Submit a request for a direct deposit of funds

Financial Report

September 01, 2015

Submit financial information between March 1 and May 1 of each year

Food and Nutrition (FND) Amendment to the Food and Nutrition, Contracting Entity Amendment, Universal

September 01, 2015

Modify the terms and conditions of the permanent agreement that applies to all CEs operating a child nutrition program

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