Texas' Controls Over Summer Food Service Program
Direct the State Agency to ensure that its staff follow its policy that requires staff to examine the reasonableness of ADP based on additional factors such as the historical record of attendance.
Request the State Agency to establish a reasonable range by which the ADP they approve can exceed the historical average of meals served per day.
Establish guidance that details information State agencies should consider during its evaluation and approval of sponsors' budget (such as consideration of prior year reimbursements and prior administrative review findings).
Request the State agency to develop and implement guidance on how agency staff are to support conclusions made during administrative reviews. The guidance should include procedures to document what records or transactions they tested to verify the adequacy of sponsor processes, or the basis for its staff's conclusion that sponsors complied with SFSP regulations.
Request the State agency to train its staff on how to implement the new guidance established in the above recommendation.