Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

The Qagan Tayagungin Tribe operates the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations in Sand Point through a partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.  This program is an alternative to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) operated by the State of Alaska, otherwise known as the food stamp program. 

This federal program provides nutritional food assistance to all income-eligible households residing on a reservation or in an Alaska Native tribal community such as Sand Point.  Eligible households are certified based upon income and resource standards set by the federal government, and must be re-certified at least every 12 months. The Food Distribution Program is provided by a service grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Nutrition Service.

For more information on this program, please feel free to contact our Tribal office for Sand Point specific information, or visit ANTHC for more information on the program in Alaska. 

Income Guideline Comparison

One of the differences between the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamps program is the income guidelines for the program.  Households which may not qualify for SNAP could possibly qualify for FDPIR.  For more information on the Income guidelines of this program, click on the Income Guideline Comparison headline/link.

How to Apply

Households who would like to apply for the FDPIR program must do so though the Qagan Tayagungin Tribal Office. Click on Headline for more information and links to the forms.


The Qagan Tayagungin Tribe is accepting applications for the Nutrition Assistance Program.  For more information on if you can qualify for this program, please click on the Qualifying headline/link.