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ISSUE DATE: 04/2013

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is one of 15 nutrition programs available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FDPIR program is administered by Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) in Minnesota. There are 7 ITO organizations in Minnesota:

Bois Forte Reservation.

Fond Du Lac Reservation.

Grand Portage Reservation.

Leech Lake Reservation.

Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians.

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians.

SNAP units may choose to participate in either the SNAP program or the FDPIR program.

ITO organizations may not de-certify FDPIR units so that SNAP can be issued. SNAP units who are eligible to receive $0 SNAP benefits may be eligible for the FDPIR program.

More information and contact information about the ITO’s listed above can be found at the USDA Food and Nutrition website for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

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