The Older American’s Act (OAA) Nutrition Programs are administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's (DHHS) Administration on Aging (AoA). Under Section 311 of the OAA, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) rewards State Agencies on Aging and Indian Tribal Organizations that efficiently deliver nutritious meals to older adults. State Agencies on Aging and Indian Tribal Organizations may choose to receive part or all of that support in the form of USDA foods. The USDA foods portion of NSIP is funded through a transfer of funds from AoA to the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Food Distribution Division.
To apply for commodity foods under the Food Distribution Programs, please contact the State Distributing Agency in your State which administers this Program.