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New Reception Center Opens for Evacuees Seeking Shelter
August 29, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is operating non-congregate shelters for evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Laura. Evacuees in need of shelter must go to the reception center to be placed at a hotel. Anyone who arrives directly at a hotel will not be admitted and will be required to go to the reception center.
Louisianans Encouraged to Make Registering for DSNAP Part of Hurricane Preparedness Game Plan
August 22, 2020
With hurricane season off to an active start, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging all Louisiana households who are not currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to make registering for Disaster SNAP (DSNAP) a part of their hurricane preparedness game plan – even if they have registered before.
DCFS Partners with LCTCS to Help SNAP Recipients Receive High-Demand Employment Training
August 12, 2020
08.12.2020 - The Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, announced a partnership to help Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits receive workforce training for high-demand jobs.
Supplemental SNAP Benefits, Other Changes Approved for August
July 28, 2020
07.28.2020 - Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not already receiving the maximum amount for their household size will receive supplements in August to bring them up to the max. This is the sixth consecutive month Louisiana SNAP recipients have been approved for added benefits as part of federal COVID-19 relief.
SNAP July 2020 Redeterminations Deadline Extended
July 15, 2020
Redeterminations had been waived for April, May and June, but the USDA is now requiring DCFS to resume interviews, redeterminations and simplified reports. There’s still time to complete your redetermination. The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 17th, but you must act now!
Inmar Intelligence’s New LifeInCheck™ EBT Processing Solution Launches in the State of Louisiana
June 29, 2020
06.29.20 - Inmar Intelligence, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, launched its new LifeInCheck™ EBT processing solution with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. This innovative web-based technology that focuses on security and scalability has begun processing EBT payments for roughly 680,000 Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) households.
By Close of Application, Nearly 470,800 Louisiana Children Approved for P-EBT Program
June 16, 2020
Louisiana's online application for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program closed on June 15th with nearly 470,800 eligible children signed up to receive benefits to make up for the free and reduced-price meals children missed when school facilities closed to curb the spread of COVID-19.
P-EBT Cards Arriving in Plain White Envelopes; Don't Toss!
June 10, 2020
As the first round of Louisiana Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) cards arrive this week, recipients should be on alert for plain white envelopes with an Austin, Texas, return address.
Louisiana Extends P-EBT Application Deadline to June 15, Announces Slight Delay in Some Mailed Benefits
June 08, 2020
06.08.2020 - The Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced the deadline for families to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program has been extended one week, from June 8 to June 15.
Food Preservation an Important Part of Storm Preparations
June 05, 2020
06.05.2020 - With a potential for tropical storm-force winds and flooding from Cristobal this weekend, the Department of Children and Family Services encourages Louisiana residents to take steps now to minimize the risk of food loss due to the storm.