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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

DSNAP Approved for Allen, Iberia Parishes Due to Hurricane Delta

Application Period: January 19-22

DCFS received federal approval on Thursday, Jan. 14, to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations for Allen and Iberia parishes due to damages sustained from Hurricane Delta. 

Allen and Iberia parishes were recently approved for Individual Assistance after damage assessments showed significant storm damage that had not been identified at the time of the state's prior requests for major disaster declaration following the early October storm.

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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 eligible for DSNAP and should not apply. Information about SNAP benefits changes related to Hurricane Delta, including replacement benefits for food lost due to power outages, can be found at dcfs.la.gov/SNAPstorms.


 

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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