Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (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.
Currently, there are approximately 276 tribes receiving
benefits under the FDPIR through 100 ITOs and 5 State agencies.
purchases and ships FDPIR foods to the ITOs and State agencies based
on their orders from a list of available foods.
These administering agencies store and distribute the food,
determine applicant eligibility, and provide nutrition education to
USDA provides the administering agencies with funds for
program administrative costs.
is authorized under Section 4(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act of
Section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973.
FDPIR is authorized through 2012.
Federal regulations governing the program can be found at 7