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Summer Food Service Program





SFSP Workshops

6 Hour Training for New & Returning CE’s                       April 13th & April 14th           Workshop #388520 (ZOOM Training)




Annual Civil Rights – Online Training     

Class is approximately 1 hour and completion of quiz is required. Documentation for all SFSP employees must be maintained.

ANNUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENT – An authorized representative from your CE must attend the annual training and be able to disseminate the information to the rest of the organization before the program starts.





SFSP Application Timeframe and Deadlines

January 15, 2022 

Access to SFSP application packet opens in TX-UNPS


March 15, 2022

 Deadline for CEs requestion an advance payment.


April 15, 2022

Deadline for new CEs or a renewing CEs in need of a more thorough review.


May 1, 2022

Deadline for returning CEs.



SSO Application Timeframe and Deadlines

JANUARY 31, 2022

Declare intention in TX-UNPS for SSO or SFSP if mandated to operate a summer feeding program.


APRIL 1, 2022

Submit verifiable documentation outlining the CEs agreement to partner or collaborate with another CE or entity to provide a summer feeding program to TDA by email or fax.


MAY 31, 2022

 Deadline To Submit The Application In TX-UNPS.

Designate intention to request non-congregate feeding for approved outdoor summer feeding sites experiencing excessive heat in the CE and site application in TX-UNPS.

Submit age/grade group waiver if staff are unable to determine the age/grade groups of the children being served.










Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Seamless Summer Option
(SSO) *schools only
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  • SSO Age/Grade Portion Size Waiver
  • Summer Nutrition Cost Report
    • SFAs in which fifty (50) percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals are required to provide a summer nutrition program and must report program costs.
      SFAs must submit their district’s summer operating costs at the end of summer into TX-UNPS (even if the cost is $0). This information is known as the “Summer Cost Report” and be found in TX-UNPS by accessing the School Nutrition Programs module, under the Applications screen, click on Summer Nutrition Program Costs link. If the SFA partnered or collaborated with another SFA or entity, and did not incur any costs, you must still report your district’s summer operating costs by entering the operating cost as .01 in TX-UNPS.

                                      Barbara Bell