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NOTICE: TX-UNPS Requires Updated Browsers Starting January 25

TXUNPS will get a security update on January 25, 2019. Starting on that date, you will be required to use the most updated version of your preferred browser to access TX-UNPS. Examples of common browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari.

If you do not update your browser, it will not work with TX-UNPS starting January 25, 2019. For example, older versions of Internet Explorer such as version 7, 8, 9 or 10 will not work; Internet Explorer version 11 will work.

If you are NOT using an UPDATED browser, you should update your browser as soon as possible. For further assistance, please contact your Education Service Center.

2019 Texas Summer Mandate

Texas Legislation requires school districts in which 50% or more of the enrolled children are eligible to receive free/reduced price NSLP meal benefits to participate in a summer meal program. Mandated Contracting Entities must submit their intention or waiver request in TX-UNPS by January 31, 2019 to avoid a Corrective Action Plan. The form to submit summer program intentions is found by logging into TX-UNPS>Applications>Texas Summer Mandate. For instructions and additional information, visit

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.  

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 May are available.  

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.