The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance regarding the rounding procedures to be used when determining the total resources and net monthly income of FDPIR applicant households.
Cancellation of Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement, and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process
Policy Memoranda FD-021, FDPIR Match Requirement (dated June 5, 2003), and FD-068, Indirect Cost Rates in the FDPIR Budget Process (dated Nov. 8, 2007), are cancelled. The guidance provided by these policy memoranda has been incorporated in the newly revised FNS Instruction 716-4, Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for the Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma.
Administrative Budget Negotiation Guidance for FDPIR and the Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma
This instruction establishes uniform policy for regional offices to follow in negotiating annual administrative budgets with the Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies that administer the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations and Food Distribution Program for Indian Households in Oklahoma.
This memorandum provides clarification regarding payments made to individuals under PL 101-426, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, as amended. Those payments shall not be counted as income or resources for the purpose of determining eligibility for participation in FDPIR.
In accordance with FDPIR regulations at 7 CFR 253.6(b), Native Hawaiian households that move to the mainland and live in an approved service area near the reservation, or in Oklahoma, must contain at least one household member who is recognized as a member of an Indian tribe to be eligible to participate in FDPIR.
Many employers provide flexible benefit packages that give employees choice and control over employer-provided benefits such as health, vision and dental plans, medical reimbursement accounts, retirement savings, dependent care reimbursement accounts, group life and accident insurance and vacation leave. These flexible benefit packages are also referred to as “cafeteria plans,” because employees choose among two or more benefits.
Military reservists who are called to active duty may be absent from the home for an extended period of time. A reservist who is not living at home, but is residing elsewhere with his/her military unit, would not be considered a part of his/her household for FDPIR purposes.