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DSNAP Approved for 5 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Delta (News)
10.23.20 - DCFS received federal approval to begin virtual DSNAP operations in 5 parishes impacted by Hurricane Delta and to issue 45% automatic SNAP and DSNAP replacement benefits to recipients in certain parishes due to widespread power outages following the storm.
Louisiana Receives Waiver to Allow Purchase of "Hot Foods" with SNAP Benefits (News)
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).
DSNAP Approved for 5 More Parishes Hit by Hurricane Delta (News)
11.12.2020 - DCFS received federal approval to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in five additional parishes due to damages sustained from Hurricane Delta: Beauregard, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry and St. Martin. The application process for this second phase will run from Monday, Nov. 16, to Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.
DSNAP Approved for Allen, Iberia Parishes Due to Hurricane Delta (News)
01.15.2021 - DCFS received approval Thursday, Jan. 14, to begin virtual DSNAP operations for Allen and Iberia parishes due to damages sustained from Hurricane Delta. The application window will be open from Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Friday, Jan. 22.
Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustments Increase SNAP Benefits (News)
10.1.2020 - The USDA's new cost-of-living adjustments for SNAP that go into effect today, Oct. 1, 2020, will mean an increase in benefits for most Louisiana families, while allowing others who may not have been eligible to begin receiving assistance. DCFS also is issuing October benefits early - on Oct. 1 for all current recipients, instead of staggered on the 1st through 14th - due to continuing effects of Hurricane Laura.
Louisiana Responds to Unprecedented Food Need in 2020 (News)
12.22.2020 - Louisiana responded to an unprecedented food need in 2020, a tumultuous year marked by the coronavirus pandemic and three hurricanes that made landfall in the state.
New DSNAP Schedule! Residents May Apply Any Day through Sept. 23 (News)
Residents in all 21 parishes approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits may apply for benefits any day, today through Wednesday (Sept. 23), regardless of last name, following a change in the DSNAP application schedule.
Louisiana Receives Extension on "Hot Foods" Waiver for Use of SNAP/DSNAP Benefits through Oct. 31 (News)
Louisiana participants in SNAP and DSNAP can use their benefits to purchase hot or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers in Louisiana throughout the month of October, following a waiver extension approval from the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service. FNS also approved DCFS's request to provide emergency supplements for SNAP recipients in October due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The supplements are scheduled to be issued Oct. 16.
SNAP Emergency Allotments, Hot Foods Waiver Extension Approved for November (News)
Louisiana SNAP recipients who do not already receive the maximum amount for their household size will receive emergency allotments for November bringing them to the max, following a waiver approval from USDA Food and Nutrition Service. FNS also approved Louisiana's request to extend the "hot foods" waiver through Nov. 30, 2020. November will be the ninth straight month emergency allotments have been issued in Louisiana due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.