The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received federal approval to distribute a second round of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible families. Parents do not need to apply. Parents who received P-EBT in 2020: DO NOT ORDER NEW P-EBT CARDS. New Louisiana Purchase cards will arrive in the mail.
DCFS received federal approval to issue supplemental SNAP benefits for May 2021. Families who received SNAP for May, 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 Saturday, May 8.
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.