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USDA Announces Nutrition Assistance For Indian Tribal Organizations

 WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010– Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today announced that Indian Tribal Organizations and States operating the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) have received over $4.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding appropriated for the purchase of equipment and the improvement of facilities needed to provide food assistance to low-income families on and near Indian reservations.

 

 

"It is imperative that people throughout the country have access to safe and nutritious food, and through the Recovery Act, we're investing resources to enhance the availability of food on Indian Reservations and tribal lands," said Concannon. "The Obama administration is committed to increasing the health and nutrition of the American people, and these Recovery Act investments will help further that goal."

Through FDPIR, USDA purchases food that is provided to low-income households, including the elderly, living on Indian reservations, and to Native American families residing in designated areas near reservations and in the State of Oklahoma. Currently, there are 271 tribes receiving benefits under FDPIR through 98 Indian Tribal Organizations and 5 State agencies. Almost 90,000 low-income individuals receive a monthly FDPIR food package.

FDPIR Recovery Act funds have been provided to Indian Tribal Organizations and government agencies in the states listed below. The remaining FDPIR Recovery Act funds are expected to be allocated soon to other FDPIR Tribal partners.

 
 
 

 

State Indian Tribal Organization Indian Tribal Organization Amount of FDPIR Recovery Act Funding Allocated
Arizona: Colorado River Indian Tribes $63,700
  Gila River Indian Community $40,015
  Navajo Nation $147,687
  Quechan Indian Tribe $49,889
  San Carlos Apache Tribe $96,035
  White Mountain Apache Tribe $22,760
California: Ft. Mojave Indian Tribe $6,600
  Hoopa Valley Tribe $101,892
  Riverside/San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. $4,162
  Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians $99,036
  Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association $56,948
  Tule River Tribe $135,584
  Yurok Tribe $79,145
Colorado: Southern Ute Indian Tribe $15,000
Idaho: Coeur D'Alene Tribe of Idaho $85,500
  Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho $10,250
  Shoshone-Bannock Tribes $42,720
Kansas: Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas $19,200
  Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation $112,000
. United Tribes of Kansas and Southeast Nebraska, Inc $45,000
Michigan: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community $53,235
  Little River Band of Ottawa Indians $9,455
Minnesota: Bois Forte Reservation Business Committee $29,705
  Grand Portage Reservation $18,362
  Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe $102,565
  Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians $7,533
  White Earth Band of Chippewa $195,396
Mississippi: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians $11,198
Montana: Blackfeet Nation $20,000
  Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services $51,000
Nebraska:


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