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Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustments Increase SNAP Benefits
September 30, 2022
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will see an increase in their monthly household allotment beginning October 1, 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new cost-of-living adjustments.
Louisiana DCFS Assistant Secretary is Speaking at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
September 28, 2022
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistant Secretary of Family Support Shavana Howard is taking part in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Wednesday, September 28. Howard is part of the discussion focused on “Improving food access and affordability.”
Louisiana approved to issue Summer P-EBT benefits
July 25, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), received federal approval to expand the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program to cover the summer months for eligible children in K-12 schools.
DCFS Opens New Office in Calcasieu Parish for Child Support Services
March 21, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is opening a new office in Lakes Charles for Child Support services. The office, located at 3519 Patrick St., will open today, March 21, 2022.
DCFS Calls for Nominations, Applications for New Foster Caregiver Advisory Board
February 24, 2022
DCFS is announcing the creation of a Foster Caregiver Advisory Board (FCAB) to provide a platform for certified caregivers to partner with the agency to improve policy and practice.
Online Grocery Purchasing Now Available for All Louisiana EBT Cardholders
February 23, 2022
Louisiana households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, can now order groceries online at Walmart stores throughout Louisiana.
Third Round of Pandemic EBT Benefits Coming to Eligible Louisiana Children
February 15, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) have received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to distribute a third round of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible students.
Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
December 21, 2021
A federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veterans benefits for 2022 will result in decreases to some Louisiana residents’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, as well as benefits through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP).
Secretary Walters' Statement in Response to Today's Press Conference Regarding Human Trafficking Case
December 13, 2021
12.13.2021 - Statement of DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters in Response to Today's Press Conference Regarding Human Trafficking Case
DCFS and First Lady Donna Edwards Celebrate 612 Adoptions from Foster Care with Virtual Event
November 19, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) marked National Adoption Month with a virtual event Thursday evening celebrating 470 families who adopted 612 children and youth from foster care during the past year.