TDA will not re-open surveys in TX-UNPS for the second round of ordering of USDA Foods for SY 2020. This decision was made to avoid exceeding the States overall allocated entitlement. The estimated costs per pound from January to May has significantly increased, affecting 43% of the foods ordered for SY 2020. This increase caused the State entitlement levels for program year 2020 to be almost fully utilized.
In July 2019, USDA will publish the true rate of assistance for program year 2020. If the rate of assistance and overall entitlement for Texas increases, then TDA will re-open surveys for another round of ordering. If another round of ordering is offered, the anticipated close date of these surveys will be late-August 2019. Any questions regarding this matter should be referred to Angela Hodapp or Manuel Flores with TDA.