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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 https://www.squaremeals.org, 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.  


Direct Certification Updated

The Direct Certification database has been updated for February yet. If you did an upload to check for matches before Feb. 8th, you should do it again.

SFA Verification Report

The SFA Verification Report is due February 15th. All Contracting Entities in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, including those participating in CEP and P2 programs and RCCIs, must submit the Verification Report. It is located on the Applications Menu in the SNP module. 



SFA Verification Report

  • The updated SFA Verification Report in TX-UNPS is NOW available.

Hurricane Harvey Update

  • Hurricane Harvey

    The Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division has provided information about ongoing Hurricane efforts on this web page:

    Ongoing Harvey Efforts

    If you have any questionsregarding Hurricane Harvey please contact TDA at (877) TEX-MEAL.


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.


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 http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/TXUNPS.aspx

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.