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Welcome to the Commodities Program!

Our Commodities Department plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being and food security of our community. With a focus on providing essential food resources, we strive to meet the nutritional needs of our tribal members

Who is eligible?

Our Commodities Program is designed to assist households that meet specific eligibility criteria. To qualify for participation, households must meet the following requirements:

  1. Residence: You must either live on a reservation or reside near an approved area in proximity to the reservation. Additionally, at least one member of your household must be a member of any recognized tribe.
  2. Income and Resource Guidelines: Eligibility is based on the income and resources of all household members. Your household must meet the income and resource eligibility guidelines established by the program.

How to apply for participation?

Applying for our Commodities Program is a straightforward process. To initiate your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Application Form: You can find the application form right here on our website (link to the form). Make sure to fill it out accurately and provide all the necessary information.
  2. Gather Documentation: Along with the application form, you will need to provide documentation regarding your household’s income and resources. This may include pay stubs, award letters for government benefits (such as Supplemental Security Income or Social Security), statements for savings and checking accounts, information on school tuition grants and loans, dependent childcare expenses, and recent utility bills to verify your address.
  3. Interview with a Certification Worker: Once you have completed the application form and gathered the necessary documentation, you will need to schedule an interview with a certification worker. During the interview, the worker will review your application, verify the provided information, and assess your eligibility for the program.

Please note that if you require assistance in completing the application form, you can seek help from someone familiar with your situation or request assistance from the certification worker during the interview.

Why is the interview important?

The interview is a crucial step in the application process. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to provide proof of income for all household members. This may include pay stubs, award letters, and other relevant documents. You will also need to provide statements for your savings and checking accounts. Additionally, information on school tuition grants, loans, dependent childcare expenses, and recent utility bills will be required.

By having all the necessary documents and information readily available during the interview, you can help expedite the eligibility determination process for your household.

*ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS *

THIS NOTICE IS IN REGARDS TO THOSE WHO APPLY FOR THE COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM FROM YERINGTON, NEVADA. WHEN YOU SIGN THE APPLICATION FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION YOU AGREE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS HONESTLY AND COMPLETELY. IF YOU KNOW BUT REFUSE ON PURPOSE TO GIVE ANY NEEDED INFORMATION, YOUR HOUSEHOLD WON’T BE ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION. THE APPLICATION CLEARLY STATES:

DO NOT GIVE FALSE INFORMATION, OR HIDE INFORMATION, TO GET OR
CONTINUE TO GET FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTIONS ON THIS APPLICATION. MY ANSWERS ARE CORRECT AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.

YOU CANNOT RECEIVE COMMODITIES AND FOOD STAMPS AT THE SAME TIME.

I UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY HAVE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS TO PROVE WHAT I’VE SAID. I AGREE TO DO THIS.

THANK YOU,
COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
STAFF