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Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustments Result in Increased SNAP Benefits Starting October 1, 2023
September 28, 2023
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will provide higher monthly household benefits to over 300,000 Louisiana households beginning October 1, 2023, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) cost-of-living adjustment for Federal Fiscal Year 2024.
Louisiana Implementing Federal SNAP Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
September 25, 2023
Beginning October 1, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement federal work requirements and time limits for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, except in 33 parishes granted a federal waiver from the time limit rule.
DCFS Launches SET for Success Workforce Development Website
September 20, 2023
In keeping with its growing emphasis on expanding workforce development opportunities for the individuals it serves, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is launching a SET for Success workforce website with related resources for participants in SNAP, FITAP and Child Support Enforcement programs. The SET for Success program offers participants the skills, education and training to improve their job prospects and secure a brighter future for their families.
DCFS Appoints Dr. Rebecca Hook as Agency’s First Medical Director
September 19, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has appointed a pediatric emergency room physician as its first Director of Medical Services in the agency’s Child Welfare Division.
SNAP Replacement Benefits & Wildfire Resources
August 28, 2023
If you lost food that you bought with your SNAP benefits because of the wildfires, we may be able to replace your SNAP benefits.
Louisiana DCFS Launches Child Support Estimator
August 22, 2023
Today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its Child Support Estimator, an online tool designed to provide parents with insights into potential child support obligations. This innovative tool aims to promote financial awareness for parents while highlighting the importance of professional legal guidance and examination of the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines.
Louisiana to Test New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating in SNAP
June 30, 2023
DCFS Awarded Code for America's Government Changemaker Award
May 16, 2023
05.16.23 - DCFS was named the inaugural recipient of Code for America’s Government Changemaker Award Tuesday at the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C. The recognition underscores DCFS’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to better serve Louisiana’s children and families.
My Community Cares
May 04, 2023
My Community Cares (MCC) is a neighborhood-driven, community-focused initiative, designed to strengthen families and support communities. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every neighborhood in Louisiana has access to the services and supports they need to be healthy and safe.