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DCFS Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard Named USDA Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration
January 20, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard to Senior Advisor for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.
USDA FNS Announces February is the Final Month of SNAP COVID Emergency Allotments
January 10, 2023
01.10.23 - The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) has announced February 2023 is the final month of the temporary extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, known as emergency allotments, put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Launches Hotline for Reporting Juvenile Sex Trafficking
January 09, 2023
01.09.2023 - Louisiana has launched a hotline for receiving reports of suspected juvenile sex trafficking, centralizing the calls to ensure closer coordination between state agencies, law enforcement, and service providers tasked with investigating cases, helping victims to safety and advocating on their behalf.
Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
December 15, 2022
Benefits under the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, will be decreasing for some Louisiana residents in 2023, due to a federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veteran’s benefits.
DCFS Hiring Fairs in Alexandria and Shreveport Rescheduled for January
November 30, 2022
11.30.2022 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is announcing new dates for its hiring fairs originally scheduled for December 1 in Alexandria and December 7 in Shreveport.
DCFS Urges SNAP, P-EBT Recipients to Monitor Purchases, Strengthen PINs After Possible Card Skimmer Activity in Sabine Parish
November 22, 2022
11.22.2022 - The Department of Children and Family Services is urging recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Pandemic EBT benefits to monitor their purchases and consider resetting their PINs after possible card skimmer activity occurred in Sabine Parish this week.
DCFS and First Lady Donna Edwards Celebrate 700 Adoptions from Foster Care with Event at Governor’s Mansion
November 03, 2022
11.3.2022 - DCFS will mark National Adoption Month today (Thursday, November 3) with its first in-person Adoption Celebration since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the 538 families who adopted 700 children and youth from foster care during the past year.
DCFS Announces Hiring Fairs Statewide This Fall
October 13, 2022
10.13.2022 - DCFS is hosting hiring fairs this fall for open positions throughout the state in its Child Welfare and Family Support divisions.
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.”