Fiscal Year 2016: Contact the Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog for participating ITOs/SAs.
Fiscal Year 2017: Contact the Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog for participating ITOs/SAs.
Fiscal Year 2018: Contact the Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog for participating ITOs/SAs.
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|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Wichita & Affiliated Tribes||$ 31,900||   ||2020-07-20||2023-09-30|
|Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Inc||$ 137,400||   ||2020-07-15||2023-09-30|
|Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe||$ 142,178||   ||2020-03-27||2023-09-30|
|Comanche Nation||$ 121,526||   ||2020-09-16||2023-09-30|
|Muscogee Creek Nation||$ 422,400||   ||2020-09-18||2023-09-30|
|Hoopa Valley Tribal Council||$ 226,000||   ||2020-09-11||2023-09-30|
|Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Assoc Inc||$ 224,311||   ||2020-09-09||2023-09-30|
|Tule River Indian Tribal Council||$ 3,351,979||   ||2020-09-14||2023-09-30|
|Klamath Tribes, The||$ 33,900||   ||2020-09-03||2023-09-30|
|Yankton Sioux Tribe||$ 98,500||   ||2020-07-01||2023-09-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, 102 ITOs and 3 SAs administered the program on 276 Indian reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and Alaska Native Villages. Approximately 78.88 million pounds of food was purchased for FDPIR, 93.0 thousand people were served on an average monthly basis, and 14 ITOs received FDPNE grants. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017, an estimated 102 ITOs and 3 SAs administer the program on 276 Indian reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and Alaska Native Villages. No Current Data Available for FDPNE grant funded nutrition education projects. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
USDA pays for and provides USDA Foods to authorized ITOs and SAs for distribution to qualifying households.
FNS makes available to the ITOs and SAs a minimum of 75% of the administrative funds necessary to operate the program and to conduct nutrition education.
FDPNE grants can be used for nutrition education services to FDPIR participants and FDPIR-eligible participants.
The ITOs and SAs must follow national polices in certifying eligible households and issuing USDA Foods, and must comply with program and financial reporting requirements.
USDA Foods may not be sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of (authorized distribution excepted) without prior, specific approval from USDA.
The Federal funds provided must be used to meet allowable expenses incurred in operating FDPIR.
The administration of FDPIR is limited to ITOs or to SAs that assume administration on behalf of/at the request of a Tribe(s).
FDPIR eligibility is limited to income-eligible households residing on participating reservations or income-eligible Indian Tribal Households (see definition at 7 CFR 253.2) residing in approved areas near a reservation or in approved service areas in Oklahoma. The ITOs/SAs are responsible for certifying households based on national eligibility criteria. The income standards vary by household size and are based on 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines adjusted by the applicable SNAP standard deduction.
Applicant ITO/SA administrators must submit Form SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance) and a Plan of Operation. ITOs and SAs must comply with federal financial management policies and regulations. Applicant households must submit a completed application form and provide documentation in accordance with federal regulations at 7 CFR 253.6. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. ITOs and SAs that want to administer FDPIR must submit Form SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance) to the appropriate FNS Regional Office, as well as a Plan of Operation. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency as implemented by 2 CFR Part 200 must be used for this program.
Administrative funding is provided annually by FNS to ITOs and SAs for use in administering the program. Program benefits for eligible households are provided in the form of a monthly food package, selected by the household in accordance with Federal guide rates that are based on household size. ITOs and SAs order from a list of over 100 available foods. The foods are delivered to the ITOs/SAs on a predetermined schedule set by the ITO/SDA and stored locally.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (codified in the Agricultural Act of 2014), Public Law 110-246, 7 U.S.C 2011-2036; Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973, Public Law 93-86.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
ITOs/SAs who wish to begin administering the program can submit an application at any time. FNS must determine within 30 days of the receipt of a completed application if an ITO/SA is capable of administering the program. ITOs and SAs must make foods available to eligible households within 7 days of receipt of the completed application form (1 day for households in need of expedited services).
Approval to administer the program continues unless a withdrawal is requested or required because of program irregularities. Administrative funding is provided on an annual basis; a new Form SF-424 must be submitted each year. Households are assigned certification periods of varying lengths based on household circumstances. Household certification periods may not exceed one year, except elderly or disabled households may be certified for up to 24 months if household circumstances are stable.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 7, Part 253.11. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. The 25% match requirement may be waived or lowered, if compelling justification is provided by the ITO/SA. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Administrative funding for ITOs/SAs expires at the end of each fiscal year unless the appropriations bill for the fiscal year allows otherwise. Food donations for household distribution are continuous. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Form FNS-152, Monthly Distribution of Donated Foods to Family Units, captures, on a monthly basis, the number of households certified and number of households/individuals participating.
It also captures food inventory (i.e., receipts, distributions, and remaining inventory at end of month).
Form FNS-101, Participation in Food Program-by Race, captures racial ethnic data for the month of July each year.
No cash reports are required.
No progress reports are required.
Form SF-425, Federal Financial Report, captures, on a quarterly basis, Federal funding authorized, obligated, and obligated but not liquidated.
Form SF-425 also captures non-federal funds used for the program.
ITOs and SAs are required to conduct annual reviews of program operations.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Each ITO and SA must maintain accurate and complete program records and reports, including household case files, for 3 years following the close of the fiscal year or until any outstanding audit, claim or litigation is settled.
(Salaries) FY 16 $41,527,000; FY 17 est $47,690,000; and FY 18 est $48,024,000 - Administrative Expenses. (Project Grants) FY 16 $103,664,000; FY 17 est $103,310,000; and FY 18 est $104,976,000 - USDA Foods in-lieu of SNAP.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2016, the monthly per person food package was approximately $62.02. Federal administrative funding to the ITOs and SAs varies based on number of persons served in each program and the unique operational needs of each program.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
7 CFR Part 253; 7 CFR Part 254; 7 CFR Part 250; FNS Handbook 501
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. The following Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices have FDPIR programs within their regional area: Mountain Plains, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, and Western.
Erica Antonson Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Division 3101 Park Center Dr., 5th Floor , Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: Erica.Antonson@fns.usda.gov Phone: 703-305-2680
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
FDPIR eligibility is limited to income-eligible households residing on participating reservations or income-eligible Indian Tribal Households (see definition at 7 CFR 253.2) residing in approved areas near a reservation or in approved service areas in Oklahoma. The ITOs/SAs are responsible for certifying households based on national eligibility criteria. The income standards vary by household size and are based on 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines adjusted by the applicable SNAP standard deduction. Households may not participate in FDPIR and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) simultaneously in the same month.
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