FAA1.A Background and Introduction : 16 USDA Food Distribution Programs (Commodities) - Overview : A Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
 
(01/01/21 – 12/31/21)
The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a USDA program that provides commodity foods to income eligible participants living on Indian reservations, and to income-eligible Native American households residing in designated areas near reservations. FDPIR is administered locally by Tribal agencies.
 
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 includes at least one adult participant who is a recognized member of that reservation’s 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. (See Receipt of Benefits in More Than One Case for additional policy)
 
Budgetary units approved for NA but receiving zero benefits are eligible to apply for and receive FDPIR benefits for that month.
 
The Food Distribution/Nutrition Assistance Program Participation (FAA-0559A) form is used by FAA to request the following information:
 
The budgetary unit's FDPIR participation status.
The status of an FDPIR Intentional Program Violation (IPV).
 
FAA staff sends the FAA-0559A to the AZ tribe that administers the FDPIR. The FDPIR completes section A of the FAA-0559A and returns the form to the requestor. (See Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations for contact information)
 
The FAA-0559A is used by the FDPIR staff to request the following information:
 
The budgetary unit's NA participation status.
The status of an NA IPV.
 
FDPIR staff sends the FAA-0559A via email to the FDPIR Verification Mailbox at [email protected].
 
The DBME Tribal Liaison completes section B of the FAA-0559A and returns the completed form to the requestor via secured email within five workdays(g) from the date of the request.
 
When a participant contacts FAA to request NA participation information for an FDPIR program, FAA staff:
 
Completes Section B of the FAA-0559A.
Uploads a copy of the completed form to OnBase.
Provides the completed form to the participant.
 
NOTE When requested by phone, fax the FAA-0559A to the FDPIR contact or when an email address is available, send the form via secured email.