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2018 CFDA and FAIN available
Regulations require that funds are accounted for and identified by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number as well as the Federal Award Identification Number (FAIN).  TDA has posted the CFDA and FAIN information for 2018 on its website at, located in the menu on the left hand side for each Program.  The 2016 and 2017 CFDA and FAIN information will remain available as well.  

Summer Mandate Cost Reporting – Due October 9, 2018!

School districts mandated to participate in the 2018 summer nutrition programs are required to submit the Summer Cost Report form through TX-UNPS, unless a waiver was granted. All districts which participated in SFSP, SSO, or partnered with another SFA should report all operating costs to TDA even if the costs were $0.00.  If operating costs were $0.00, please enter $0.01 to avoid errors. The cost report must be completed and submitted to TDA in TX-UNPS by October 9, 2018 to avoid a Corrective Action Plan.

Recommended Internet Browsers

  • TX-UNPS does not officially support Microsoft Edge.  Users attempting to access TX-UNPS via Microsoft Edge will be subject to missing data and format errors.

    The recommended internet browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.

Texas ELMS (Direct Certification)

  • Texas ELMS has been updated with the latest eligibility lists for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid Free and Medicaid Reduced-Price.  New matches and reports for October are available.  

    Texas ELMS has been
    updated with a supplementary feed for the month of October.  Please upload current enrollment to prior to October 31st to ensure that all eligible students for direct certification are identified.  

Avoiding/Resolving TX-UNPS Session Conflicts

  • TX-UNPS only allows users to sign into TX-UNPS only a single time. If a user signs into TX-UNPS more than once, a session conflict will occur and must be resolved by the user.

    The instructions for resolving session conflicts can be found at

TX-UNPS Password Lockout Feature

  • Users of the system will be locked out of TX-UNPS after 5 failed login attempts.  Once a lock-out has occurred, users are required to wait 15 minutes before attempting to log in again.  Users may utilize the “forgot password” feature as needed.

Resetting Your Password

  • Click the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the Log-On screen to have temporary password automatically generated and emailed to you

    You can expect to receive the email with your temporary password within an hour.

    If you do not receive the email and have checked your junk mail box for it, please call us at 1-877-TEX-MEAL (839-6325) and we can reset your password for you.

    When resetting your password, please remember that your new password must contain a special character. Some examples of special characters are % & $ @ * !

System Maintenance

  • TX-UNPS will be unavailable each Wednesday and Friday evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (CST) for regular maintenance.

TDA Disclaimer

  • Information in this system and documents submitted become public record and are subject to disclosure.

    With few exceptions, you have the right to request and be informed about the information that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) collects about you. You are entitled to receive and review the information upon request. You also have the right to ask TDA to correct any information that is determined to be incorrect. (Reference: Government Code, Sections 552.021, 552.023, and 559.004.)

    Unauthorized use of TDA information resources is prohibited and misuse is subject to criminal prosecution. Except as otherwise provided by applicable privacy laws, there should be no expectation of privacy. Usage may be subject to security testing and monitoring.