Returning Users: Log On


By signing into TX-UNPS, you understand and consent to the following:
§ Information in this system and documents submitted become public record and are subject to disclosure.
§ Unauthorized use of Texas Department of Agriculture (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.
§ You certify that all documents and information submitted physically and electronically are/will be true and correct in all respects.
§ Assigned User ID and Password will not be shared with any other employees of your entity as this is considered a security violation.
§ With few exceptions, you have the right to request and be informed about the information that the 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).

Tropical Storm Imelda
TDA understands that contracting entities may still be affected by the impacts of Tropical Storm Imelda. Please visit for updated information and additional instructions.

FSMC Purchasing
If you have any questions regarding purchasing through Food Service Management Contracts or Cooperative Contracts, please contact TDA at 877-TEX-MEAL or

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 Database) (9/5/2019)

  • The Texas ELMS database has been refreshed with updated eligibility data from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for October. There will be a second refresh of the database later this month.

    All of the matches from 2018-2019 have been archived and are available in the Year-to-Date Matches Report.  July 1 is the start of the School Year 2019-2020 and all matches made from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020 will be applicable to the 2019-2020 school year. Students that were directly certified in the previous year are eligible for a 30-day eligibility carry over while you confirm eligibility status for the new school year.

    Manage your subscription for email notices for direct certification and direct verification at

Avoiding/Resolving TX-UNPS Session Conflicts

  • TX-UNPS does not allow users to sign in through multiple tabs or windows in the same environment.  If a user attempts it, 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

  • 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 Your Password?” feature as needed.

Resetting Your Password

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

    If you do not receive the email, check your Junk Mailbox.  If further assistance is needed, please call 1-877-TEX-MEAL (839-6325).

    REMINDER: When resetting your password, your new password must be at least 10 characters long and contain at least one number, one upper-case character and one special characters such as # % & $ * !. 

System Maintenance

  • Due to scheduled regular maintenance or updates to the system, TX-UNPS will be unavailable daily from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (CST).