FAA1.A Background and Introduction : 16 USDA Food Distribution Programs (Commodities) - Overview : A Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
A Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
 
(01/01/18 –12/31/18)
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a USDA program that provides commodity foods to low-income participants living on Indian reservations, and to American Indian households residing in designated areas near reservations. FDPIR is administered locally by Tribal agencies.
 
For information on which AZ tribes administer an FDPIR, see FDPIR offices.
 
Budgetary units are potentially eligible to receive FDPIR benefits when they meet one of the following:
 
Reside on an Indian reservation that administers an FDPIR
Reside near an Indian reservation that administers an FDPIR and include at least one adult participant who is a recognized member of that reservations Tribe
 
Budgetary units may not receive both NA and FDPIR benefits in the same month. Before approving NA, FAA must verify whether a budgetary unit that is potentially eligible for FDPIR benefits is receiving FDPIR benefits.
 
Budgetary units approved for NA but receiving zero benefits are eligible to apply for and receive FDPIR benefits for that month.
 
The Food Distribution Program (FDP) Participation (FA-559) form is used for the following:
 
By FAA staff:
To inquire on the budgetary unit's FDPIR participation status.
To inquire on the status of an FDPIR Intentional Program Violation (IPV).
By FDPIR staff:
To inquire on the budgetary unit's NA participation status.
To inquire on the status of an NA IPV.
 
For information on where to send the FA-559 see Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations.
 
(See Receipt of Benefits in More Than One Case for additional policy)