Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a nutrition assistance program that may be operated at the request of a Tribe or Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) on an Indian reservation, approved areas near a reservation, or approved service areas in Oklahoma.

Income-eligible
households receive a supplemental monthly food package and nutrition education.

Households may not participate in FDPIR and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) simultaneously in the same month.

In FY 2016, 102 ITOs and 3 State agencies (SAs) administered the program on approximately 276 Indian reservations, pueblos, rancherias, and Alaska Native Villages.

Nutrition assistance was provided to an average of 93.0 thousand persons per month.

All participating ITOs and SAs receive administrative funding for costs incurred in the operation of the program; a portion of these administrative funds can be used for nutrition education activities.

Additionally, Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grants are awarded competitively to participating FDPIR ITOs/SAs for culturally relevant nutrition education activities that promote healthy choices through the use of USDA Foods and physical activity among FDPIR participants.

CFDA 10.594 FDPIR Nutrition Education Grants.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

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.


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

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.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Stockbridge-munsee Community $ 8,210   2017-10-012018-09-30
Zuni, Pueblo Of $ 410,196   2017-10-012018-09-30
Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council $ 30,437   2017-10-012018-09-30
Spirit Lake Tribe $ 60,178   2017-10-012018-09-30
Colorado River Indian Tribe $ 75,000   2016-09-302018-09-30
Cherokee Nation Industries, Llc $ 48,306   2017-07-132018-09-30
Burns Paiute Tribe $ 68,200   2017-10-012018-09-30
Kickapoo Tribe In Kansas, Inc. $ 72,009   2017-10-012018-09-30
Makah Indian Tribe Of The Makah Indian Reservation $ 76,350   2017-10-012018-09-30
Inter Tribal Council Inc $ 78,146   2017-10-012018-09-30



Program Accomplishments

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The administration of FDPIR is limited to ITOs or to SAs that assume administration on behalf of/at the request of a Tribe(s).

Beneficiary Eligibility

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.

Credentials/Documentation

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

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.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

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).

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

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.

Assistance Considerations

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

Reports

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.

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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.

Audits

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.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obigations

(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

Information Contacts

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.

Headquarters Office

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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