Comment Request - FDPIR Nutrition Paraprofessional Training Assessment for Indian Tribal Organizations
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) as an alternative to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), providing USDA-purchased foods (i.e., USDA Foods) to income eligible households on Indian reservations and to Native American families residing in designated areas near reservations and in the State of Oklahoma. As of April 2016, 102 Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) and three State Agencies (SAs) administer FDPIR, providing foods to approximately 276 tribes and including just under 93,000 participants.
The Food Distribution Division at FNS is considering developing and delivering a nutrition paraprofessional training program for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation staff within Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs). The objective of the FDPIR Nutrition Paraprofessional Training Assessment for Indian Tribal Organizations is to provide FNS with information of the best way to deliver the training to staff.