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DCFS COVID-19 Updates
|06/10/20||P-EBT Cards Arriving in Plain White Envelopes; Don’t Toss!
As the first round of Louisiana Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) cards arrive this week, recipients should be on alert for plain white envelopes with an Austin, Texas, return address.
|06/08/20||Louisiana Extends P-EBT Application Deadline to June 15, Announces Slight Delay in Some Mailed Benefits
The Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced the deadline for families to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program has been extended one week, from June 8 to June 15.
|05/15/20||Louisiana to Feed as Many as 600,000+ Students Whose Schools Closed in Pandemic
Louisiana has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help feed as many as 611,430 students during the coronavirus pandemic.
|05/15/20||DCFS Offices Reopening to Public with Limited Capacity
DCFS offices will reopen to the public today (Friday, May 15, 2020), with a 25% capacity restriction, including office lobbies. This is in an effort to continue to mitigate further spread of the coronavirus and maintain safety for visitors and staff.
|05/14/20||Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020. This Act provides you with paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave for specific reasons related to COVID-19.
|05/13/20||CPTP SCS PREVENTING COVID-19 WBT
The purpose of this document is to provide notification to all DCFS employees of the mandatory requirement and provide instruction for completion of the CPTP Preventing COVID-19 course.
|05/07/20||Preventing COVID-19 Course Now Available
The State Civil Service Comprehensive Public Training Program is pleased to announce the release of a new and timely course: CPTP-SCS Preventing COVID-19.
|04/23/20||DCFS Partners with Louisiana 211 to Provide Information about Resources, Services to Kinship Caregivers
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is partnering with Louisiana 211 to provide kinship caregivers easy access to information about resources and services available to help them and their families.
|03/30/20||Supplemental SNAP Benefits to be Issued to Many Louisiana Households
Many Louisiana households who received SNAP benefits in March will see an extra boost on their EBT cards on March 31, 2020, following a waiver from the USDA authorizing supplemental SNAP benefits to bring each household to its maximum allotment by size, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Other changes include suspended work requirements and the extension of April recertification deadlines.
|03/25/20||Gov. Edwards' COVID-19 Major Disaster Declaration Request Approved by President Trump
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that his request for a statewide Major Disaster Declaration in response to the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana was approved by President Donald Trump last night. The declaration allows the federal government to provide additional support for state and local agencies in dealing with this growing public health emergency.
|03/24/20||DCFS Child Support Enforcement Services Still Available
DCFS Child Support Enforcement staff continues to work even as office lobbies are closed to visitors and encourage non-custodial parents and employers to make payments electronically during the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
|03/22/20||Gov. Edwards Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order to Further Fight the Spread of COVID-19
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, as the number of confirmed cases have topped 800 and spread to more than half of our parishes.
|03/20/20||How to Contact DCFS
The Department of Children and Family Services is currently open, but we are not accepting visitors at any of our office locations at this time. During this difficult period, we are committed to continuing to provide the services you rely on, although how we do that is changing.
|03/16/20||DCFS Offices Instituting Remote Work
Due to community spread of the novel coronavirus in New Orleans, and in response to the need for social distancing across the state, DCFS is instituting 100% remote work in its Orleans Region offices, and transitioning to reduced workforce on-site in other offices statewide, starting Monday, March 16, 2020.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.