SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

2022 Region 5 CNP: Summer Food Service Program

Tidbits

SFSP Application Timeframe and Deadlines

January 15:
Access to SFSP application packet opens in TX-UNPS.

March 15:
Deadline for CEs requesting an advance payment.

April 15:
Deadline for new CEs, or renewing CEs in need of a more thorough review

May 1:
Deadline for renewing CEs.

SSO Application Timeframe and Deadlines

January 31:

  • Declare intention in TXUNPS for SSO or SFSP if mandated to operate a summer feeding program
  • Submit a waiver request in TXUNPS and verifiable documentation to TDA by email or upload

April 1:

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:

  • Submit application in TX-UNPS
  • Designate intention to request non-congregate feeding for approved outdoor summer feeding sites experiencing excessive heat10 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

SFSP Vs. SSO Comparison Chart


Annual Training Requirement

SFSP training requirement is for all new Contracting Entities (CE's).

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.

Either of the options listed below will satisfy the annual training requirement—you are allowed but not required to attend both

ONLINE: Enter the TDA website and follow directions.

IN PERSON: Training provided by Region 4 at McKinney Conference center. Click the "Training Schedule" link below for more information.

APRIL:CNP/SFSP LIVE! 2 Day Annual 6Hr Training

April 13 & 14, 2022

SFSP LIVE! - ZOOM

9:30 am until 12:00 pm

Fee: FREE

REGISTER HERE FOR SESSION # 388520

You are invited to participate in our statewide Summer Food Program Session! Good nutrition doesn’t have to end when the school year is over. Do you want to learn more? We will tell you more in this 6-hour training! You will learn about the effective operation and administration of the Summer Food Service Program.


This virtual training meets the annual required training hours and is REQUIRED for all new Contracting Entity (CE) applicants to the Summer Food Service Program including School food authorities; Private non-profits; Governmental; Military Installations; Indian Tribes.


*This course is REQUIRED for all New Contracting Entities participating in SFSP**

Note: This is a two-day zoom training.

It is required that participants attend both days to receive a certificate of completion.

April 13, 2022 - Part 1 Annual Training - 9:00 AM - Noon

April 14, 2022 - Part 2 Annual Training - 9:00 AM - Noon



Presented by: SFSP LIVE

Barbara Bell Child Nutrition Program Specialist, CACFP, NSLP, and SFSP

SFSP: Application Lab

April 27, 2022

On-Site Technical Assistance

6th Floor - Bluebonnet

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Fee: FREE


REGISTER HERE FOR MORNING SESSION # 402076

REGISTER HERE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION # 402078


The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) application lab is an opportunity for SFSP contracting entities to receive technical assistance in the completion and/or renewal of their SFSP application for PY 2021-2022 in TX-UNPS. Individuals that participate in the lab will be able to access their pending applications and receive individualized technical assistance.