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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

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As you prepare for hurricane season or other disasters, make pre-registering for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) part of your plan.

DSNAP provides eligible low- to moderate-income households who do not normally receive SNAP benefits with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.


SNAP Recipients Not Eligible for DSNAP

SNAP recipients are not typically eligible for DSNAP and should not apply. In the event of a disaster, if SNAP recipients are eligible for additional benefits, those benefits will be handled through a separate process.


Pre-register Before A DSNAP Activation

Be ready if DSNAP becomes available for your community. DSNAP pre-registration is simple and can be done online through the CAFÉ customer portal

Benefits of DSNAP Pre-Registration

  • Pre-Registration will speed up the application process that determines final eligibility after DSNAP is authorized.
  • You may not have access to necessary information following a disaster or evacuation.


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