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Tribal Nation COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities (MPRO)

Resource type
Waivers
Resource Materials

USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. We have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

 

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/25/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/26/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Waiver Approved
4/15/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
Extension
4/30/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy Reservation
Date Program Request Status
3/24/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
Extension

 

Eastern Shoshone Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/24/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/25/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Fort Peck
Date Program Request Status
4/4/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved

 

Northern Arapaho
Date Program Request Status
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/27/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
5/29/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Extension
Extension 2
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Date Program Request Status
5/2/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved

 

Oglala Souix
Date Program Request Status
4/11/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
4/23/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
5/12/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Extension

 

Omaha Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
4/28/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/27/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved
3/30/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Approved
3/31/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
4/1/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/27/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Santee Sioux Nation
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/3/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
Extension
Extended through July 3
4/17/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver
(whole wheat/whole grain bread)
Approved
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/8/2020 WIC Vendor Compliance Investigations Annual Approved
9/8/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Annual Approved

 

Spirit Lake Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/27/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
5/9/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Extension Approved
10/30/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution November Extension Approved
12/7/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution December Extension Approved
1/12/2021 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution January 2021 Extension Approved

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
3/25/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver (fluid milk, whole wheat/whole grain bread, eggs, cheese) Approved
3/27/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Waiver Approved
5/21/2020 WIC Extended Certification Request
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30

 

Three Affiliated Tribes
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
5/22/2020 WIC Extended Certification Extension
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
9/25/2020 WIC Separation of Duties Waiver Approved
9/28/2020 WIC Vendor Routine Monitoring Onsite Approved

 

Turtle Mountain
Date Program Request Status
4/11/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved

 

United Tribes of Kansas and Southeast Nebraska
Date Program Request Status
3/31/2020 USDA Foods Disaster Household Distribution Approved
Extension

 

Ute Mountain Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/3/2020 WIC Medical Documentation Waiver Approved
5/5/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
12/9/2020 WIC Food Package Substitution Waiver Approved

 

Winnebago Tribe
Date Program Request Status
3/20/2020 WIC Physical Presence Waiver (includes lab work) Approved
3/24/2020 WIC Remote Benefit Issuance Waiver Approved
4/8/2020 FDD Disaster Household Distribution Approved
Extended through July 3
4/30/2020 WIC Extended Certification FNS Response
5/15/2020 WIC Extension of Approved Waivers Extended through June 30
Updated: 01/25/2022