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DCFS Announces Tuesday Schedule for DSNAP Sites

09.17.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has released the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) schedule for Tuesday in the three parishes where residents are currently eligible to apply for the assistance. Site hours are from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.

Iberville -
  • Tuesday, September 18 - Serving A-M (Last day for these letters to apply)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Serving N-Z (Last day for these letters to apply)
    • American Legion Hall, 25050 Hwy 1, Plaquemine
    • St. Gabriel Community Center, 1400 Gordon S. LeBlanc Dr., St. Gabriel
St. Mary -
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Serving A-M (Last day for these letters to apply)
  • Wed., Sept. 19 - Serving N-Z (Last day for these letters to apply)
    • Amelia Community Center, 2109 Duhon Blvd., Amelia
    • Franklin Recreation Center, Gum Street, Franklin
Terrebonne -
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Serving A-M (Last day for these letters to apply)
    • Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd., Houma

The application period for DSNAP benefits in the following parishes has ended and residents are no longer eligible to apply - Ascension, Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington.

To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP either online at or or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.

DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines and is based on an individual's known or expected income, resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24. For more information on income guidelines, visit or call 211.

Individuals who already have received DSNAP cannot reapply. Attempts to defraud the DSNAP program will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Applicants who knowingly provide inaccurate or incomplete information as part of a DSNAP application could face criminal prosecution and disqualification of benefits. DCFS will investigate suspected fraud and aggressively pursue recoupment and possibly prosecution.

DSNAP is administered in Louisiana by DCFS and overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read more about recipients' rights.
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