Tribal Commodity Program

About Tribal Commodity Program

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households, including the elderly, living on Indian reservations and to Native American families residing in designated areas near reservations.

Who is Eligible?

Income eligibility is based on overall household income standards set by the federal government. Income from wages is the NET income earned. Yes, Per Capita and any other monthly payments received are counted (only if they are paid monthly, if you receive quarterly payments, bi-annual payments from any means these are not counted). There are additional deductions which include a shelter/utility deduction, dependent care deduction, child support deduction, medical expense deduction, and home care meal related deduction.

You may be categorically eligible if all household members receive any of the following: Public Assistance, General Assistance, or SSI.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I get both food stamps and commodities? The answer is no. Because they are both operated under USDA you can only receive one or the other but not both.