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USDA Programs and Services

USDA offers many programs and services that are available to members of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. These publications provide comprehensive summaries of USDA programs in support of agriculture, food sovereignty, business and community development, conservation and forestry, research, extension, outreach, and education.

Fact Sheet – USDA Tribal Accomplishments 2023 (PDF, 290 KB)

Memorandum of Agreement between USDA and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (PDF, 343 KB)

Fact Sheet – USDA Tribal Accomplishments 2022 (PDF, 229 KB)

Report on the Extent of USDA Support for Tribal Economic Development for Fiscal Year 2022 (PDF, 399 KB)

Tribal FAQ Sheet for Students

USDA COVID 2019 Federal Rural Resources Guide

Recreation Economy at USDA – Economic Development Resources for Rural Communities

2022 USDA Tribal Youth Resource Guide (PDF, 850 KB)

2022 USDA Resource Guide for American Indians & Alaska Natives (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Housing Support Programs Across the Federal Government (PDF, 693 KB)

USDA Resources by Agency

Agricultural Marketing Service

Agricultural Research Service

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Office of Tribal Relations

Economic Research Service

Farm Service Agency

Food and Nutrition Service

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Foreign Agriculture Service

Forest Service Office of Tribal Relations

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Risk Management Agency

Rural Development

Specific Initiatives:

Tribal College Program

2017 Census of Agriculture

Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

New Beginning for Tribal Students

NIFA Tribal Programs

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program (2501 Program)

USDA Youth


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