DCFS received federal approval to issue supplemental SNAP benefits for April 2021. Families who received SNAP for April, but who don't already receive the maximum allotment for their household size, received a supplement to bring them to the max. For current SNAP recipients, the supplemental allotments were loaded onto EBT cards on Friday, April 9.
DCFS Receives National Award for Excellence in Adoptions
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Child Welfare Division an adoption excellence award for systemic change in foster care and adoption.
Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation to extend foster care to age 21 for all youth in care on their 18th birthday. The voluntary program allows DCFS to provide intensive services to aid in youths' transition to adulthood.