(FDPIR) program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and
Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. FDPIR is administered locally by either Indian Tribal
Organizations (ITOs) or an agency of a State government.
purchases and ships commodities to the ITOs and State agencies based on
their orders from a list of available foods. These agencies store and
distribute the food, determine applicant eligibility, and provide
nutrition education to recipients. USDA provides the administering
agencies with funds for program administrative costs.
authorized under Section 4(b) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977m and Section
4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973. The
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1997
reauthorize FDPIR through 2002. Federal regulations governing the
program can be found at 7 CFR Parts 250, 253, and 254.
Low-income American Indian and non-Indian households that reside on a
reservation, and households living in approved near that contain at
least one person who is a member of a Federally-recognized tribe are
eligible to participate in FDPIR,
Households are certified based on income and resource standards set by
the Federal Government. Households may not participate in FDPIR and the
Food Stamp Program in the same month.
USDA Foods Available:
Each month, participating households receive a food package to help
them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet. Participants may select
from over 70 products. For a list of foods available for FDPIR
participants, please contact us at 701-766-4684.