The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) FY2021 Application

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Human Services & Education / 477 Department is asking both existing and new TEFAP clients to fill out two application forms for the new fiscal year, effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

These application forms can be accessed by clicking the buttons below. Completed applications can be dropped off at the YTT 477 Office, or can be emailed to [email protected]

If you have questions about the program, or are in need of help filling out your application, please contact Rachel Fraker, Intake Technician at (907) 784-3635.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including seniors, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. 

Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies. The amount of food each State receives out of the total amount of food provided is based on the number of unemployed persons and the number of people with incomes below the poverty level in the State. States provide the food to local agencies that they have selected, usually food banks, which in turn distribute the food to local organizations, such as soup kitchens and food pantries that directly serve the public. States also provide the food to other types of local organizations, such as community action agencies, which distribute the foods directly to low-income households.

To view the USDA’s TEFAP fact sheet, click here.