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USDA Releases Study on Feasibility of Tribal Administration of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

September 13, 2016

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) contained provisions authorizing a study to examine the feasibility of Tribal administration of all Federal nutrition assistance programs – including the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) – in lieu of State agencies.


The full report includes information about a survey sent to all Federally Recognized Tribes gauging their interest in administering Federal nutrition programs, outcomes of the 16 site visits to Inter-Tribal Organizations (ITOs), Tribes, and Alaska Native Villages, and various recommendations put forth by Tribes and ITOs on how to improve the program.


The final report was released in July 2016 and is publicly available on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website, with the link provided here.


This update was provided by the National Indian Health Board.  Please click here to be added to their email list.

Last modified: September 13, 2016