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09.13.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the following Friday schedule for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites.
The following sites will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and only serve individuals on Friday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with A-M:
Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego
University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans
** The USDA approved a request to extend DSNAP for two days in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The new deadline for Orleans and Jefferson residents to apply is Saturday, September 15.
The following sites will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and only serve individuals on Friday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with A-M:
Grand lsle Multiplex, 3101 Hwy 1, Grand Isle
Plaquemines - Last day to apply
Exceleration Church, 202 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse
St. Charles -
Mount Airy Baptist Church -- Applicants should park under the Luling Bridge, LA 18 at Hwy 310 to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.
St. John - Last day to apply
New Wine Christian Church, 1929 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace
Harvest Church, 43052 Yokum Rd., Hammond
Amite Fire Hall - Applicants should park at the Florida Parish Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave. in Amite to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.
The following sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will serve individuals on Friday with last names beginning with S-Z:
Community Worship Center -- Applicants should park at Lucky Hit Shopping Center, 260 Hwy 70 Spur in Plattenville to be shuttled to DSNAP site.
American Legion Hall, 25050 Hwy 1, Plaquemine
St. Gabriel Community Center, 1400 Gordon S. LeBlanc Dr., St. Gabriel
St. Helena -
Greensburg Fire Station -- Applicants should park at Forest Festival Park on 3rd Street between Hwy 38 and Hwy 43 in Greensburg to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.
St. James -
St. James Reception Hall, 2455 Hwy 18, Vacherie
St. Mary -
Amelia Community Center, 2109 Duhon Blvd., Amelia
Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd., Houma
East Houma Bingo Hall, 425 Grand Caillou Rd., Houma
American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa
Old Franklinton Elementary School, 902 Cleveland St., Franklinton
The application period for DSNAP benefits in Lafourche Parish has concluded and sites in the parish are now closed. Residents in Lafourche Parish are no longer eligible to apply for DSNAP benefits.
To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP either online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preapply or www.getagameplan.org or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.
DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines and is based on an individual's known or expected income, resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24. For more information on income guidelines, visit www.dcfs.la.gov or call 211.
Individuals who already have received DSNAP cannot reapply. Attempts to defraud the DSNAP program will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Applicants who knowingly provide inaccurate or incomplete information as part of a DSNAP application could face criminal prosecution and disqualification of benefits. DCFS will investigate suspected fraud and aggressively pursue recoupment and possibly prosecution.
DSNAP is administered in Louisiana by DCFS and overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read more about recipients' rights.