Elder Food Security

Elder Food Security (ARPA FRF)

This federally funded program allocates dollars for tribal elders nationwide to purchase groceries.


  • Must be a Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal member
  • Must live within the United States
  • Ages
    • 55 to 74 with individual income less than $40,000
    • 75+ all income levels
  • If an applicant has received funds from this program before, applicant must reapply.
  • One of the following types of documentation may be required for Income Verification:
    • Monetary Determination Letter of Unemployment Benefits
    • No Income Statement
    • Copy of pay stub
    • Copy of filed federal tax return or tax transcripts
    • Unemployed Attestation
    • Proof of Unemployment
    • Copy of W2 Statement
  • Applicants can only receive funding for a single Food Security Program (Disability or Elder).
  • All applicants must attest they have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public Health Emergency to receive assistance. Supporting evidence of this negative impact may be required upon request.

How to Apply

Applications for this final allocation of funds open July 30, 2024, and close September 30, 2024.

Additional Information

Federal law requires the Choctaw Nation to obligate all ARPA funding for this program by the end of December 2024.

To comply with federal law and to help our elders for as long as possible through ARPA funds, the Nation will issue applicants a new card for October and November payments of $200 each. For the December payment, the Nation will load the card with a lump sum of $2,000 that is meant to cover elders through September 2025 at a rate of $200/month.