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Tribal Programs and Services

USDA offers a variety of programs and services that are available to Tribal Governments, Tribal communities and organizations, and individual Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. The Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) is dedicated to ensuring that Tribes have relevant information on the programs and services available at USDA.

For additional information on all Programs please visit the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and search by agency for USDA.

USDA Tribal Resources

Upcoming Webinars

None at this time.

Archived Webinars

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee (COC) Tribal Outreach Webinar

This recorded webinar is available at: www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/outreach-and-education/webinars/index.

Keeping the Tradition (traditional foods, that is!) Alive: Community Food Systems in Native Communities

What Does Farm to School Look Like in Native American Communities? Recording

Incorporating Traditional Foods in Child Nutrition Program Menus Recording | April 20, 2016 Presentation (PDF, 7.5MB)

Tribal Supportive Housing Webinar Series

Permanent Supportive Housing: A Comprehensive Approach to Tribal Housing

Promising Practice in Permanent Supportive Housing: Principles in Action

Federal Financial and Non-Financial Resources to Build Trauma Informed Tribal Housing

Educational Opportunities and Resources

Scholarships for Native American Students: Learn about Financial Aid, Advocacy Groups and Tribal Colleges

InterTribal Technical Assistance Network

USDA deployed the InterTribal Technical Assistance Network (Network) to ensure Tribal governments, communities, and individuals receive technical assistance to improve their access to USDA programs and services. The Network helps USDA deliver its programs and services to farmers and ranchers who are focusing on providing local and traditional food to tribal members and improving the market access for tribally-produced foods. The Network supports members of tribes across the United States, potentially benefitting 55 million acres of reservation lands and the communities located on those lands: www.indianaglink.com/our-programs/technical-assistance-program.

Let's Move! in Indian Country

Alaska Native and American Indian children are two times more likely to be overweight than non-natives. Let's Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) cannot succeed with the support of tribal leadership. USDA programs are actively involved in making a difference. Working across federal agencies, the LMIC initiative contains four steps aimed to help tribal leadership promote a better quality of health and nutrition for Native American children:

  • Creating a Healthy Start on Life
  • Developing Healthy Learning Communities
  • Increasing Access to Affordable, Healthy and Traditional Foods
  • Increasing Physical Activity