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DSNAP Application Period Ended
September 24, 2020
DCFS is no longer taking DSNAP applications for Hurricane Laura recovery. The application period was held in two phases from September 10th through September 23rd. Residents from 21 parishes were eligible.
Automatic SNAP Replacements Approved for 26 Parishes
September 09, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received federal approval to provide 50% replacement benefits automatically to SNAP recipients in 26 parishes due to widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Laura. USDA also granted approval for DCFS to extend the deadline for recipients in other parishes to apply for replacement SNAP benefits, to extend all SNAP certification deadlines by three months, and to waive formal interviews for new SNAP applicants during the month of September.
Louisiana Reopens 2019-2020 P-EBT Applications for Families Who Did Not Apply in May and June
September 08, 2020
Louisiana is giving families another opportunity to receive financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-2020 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opens for three weeks, beginning September 8.
Louisiana Receives Waiver to Allow Purchase of "Hot Foods" with SNAP Benefits
September 05, 2020
Louisiana participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits to purchase "hot" or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers during the month of September, following waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
June 23, 2020
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.