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DSNAP Approved for Residents in 25 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Ida
September 14, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval September 14, 2021 to begin Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations to provide additional food aid to families impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Replacement SNAP Benefits Approved for 18 Parishes Following Hurricane Ida
September 05, 2021
Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in 18 Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida will receive automatic 55% replacement benefits due to power outages affecting at least half of their residents, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
Phone Line Set Up for Families Trying to Locate Ida Survivors in State Shelters
September 04, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Ida to a state shelter.
Louisiana Receives Waiver to Allow Purchase of “Hot Foods” with SNAP, P-EBT Benefits After Hurricane Ida
August 31, 2021
Louisiana participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits to purchase “hot” or prepared foods through September 28, 2021, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).