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State urges oil spill claimants to provide documentation to GCCF 10.18.10 - The state of Louisiana said today that based on information provided by Claims Adjuster Kenneth Feinberg, nearly half of the Louisianians who have filed a claim with the independent Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) must provide additional information before any emergency or final payments. The state has established a toll free phone number to assist the nearly 28,000 claimants who need assistance preparing the needed information or documentation to the GCCF, or the countless others who have yet to file a claim. Newborn safely relinquished through Safe Haven law 10.07.10 - The Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) announced today that a 2 week old male was safely relinquished through Louisiana's Safe Haven law last month at a Baton Rouge area hospital. The baby is the thirteenth child relinquished in the state utilizing the Safe Haven law since 2004 and the first handed over in the Baton Rouge area.
DCFS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receives $1.4 Million Bonus Award for Outstanding, Timely Customer Service 09.24.10- The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has received a $1.4 million bonus award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for outstanding and timely customer service in providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps. DCFS Secretary Ruth Johnson challenges DHH Secretary to Twitter competition 09.23.10- In what is deemed as the first Twitter challenge among state officials, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Ruth Johnson today challenged Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce Greenstein to a race for "followers" by November 1, 2010.
DCFS Awarded $1 Million for Increasing Adoptions of Children in Foster Care 09.17.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has been awarded more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for increasing the number children in the state's foster care system that were placed into permanent adoptive homes. Louisiana’s Disaster Food Stamp Pre-Application Receives National Award 08.30.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received the 2010 Recognition Award for Excellence in Human Services Information Technology Award for the DSNAP pre-application program, which allows low- to moderate-income Louisiana residents who think they could be impacted by a disaster to pre-apply for benefits online or by phone.
DCFS Partners Launch State's First Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program Five Years after Hurricane Katrina 08.27.10 - As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has launched the Louisiana Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (LNEPP) in the New Orleans neighborhoods of Holly Grove and Central City. DCFS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receives Awards for Accuracy and Quality in Food Benefits 08.20.10- The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services' (DCFS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recently received the USDA's Food and Nutrition Services' Program Integrity Award and the Quality Control Star Award for the its commitment to payment accuracy and excellence in quality control in issuing SNAP benefits (formerly called Food Stamps).
Nomination Period for Third Round of Innovation in Louisiana Government Fellowship Extended to August 27 08.16.10 - The nomination period for the third round of the Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) Innovation in Louisiana Government (ILG) Fellowship has been extended through Friday, August 27. Residents Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Assistance as Tropical Depression Expected to Impact Louisiana 08.11.10 - With a Tropical Depression expected to impact Louisiana within the next 48 hours, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps.
Summer temperatures peak, Children left unattended in cars at risk for serious illness and death 08.11.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services reminds parents and caregivers that with August temperatures reaching triple digits and changes in daily routines prompted by the start of the school year children are at an increased risk of heat-related illness and even death if left unattended in a car. DCFS Launches Online Application for SNAP, Other Assistance Programs 07.3010- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Louisianians can now apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and other forms of assistance online. The online application, which is available at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/ApplyOnline, is used for SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, Family Independence Temporary Assistance (FITAP), Kinship Care Subsidy (KCSP) and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) or a combination of these programs.
Nomination Period for Third Round of Innovation in Louisiana Government Fellowship Extended to July 30 07.26.10 - DCFS today extended the nomination period for the third round of the Innovation in Louisiana Government Fellowship until July 30. The ILG fellowship is a three-month program that will provide leadership training and technical assistance and a $1,000 stipend to fellows working to develop innovative social service projects. Residents Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Assistance as Tropical Storm Bonnie Enters Gulf 07.23.10 - With Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps.
DCFS announces July 25 deadline for finger imaging for Child Care Assistance Program 07.22.10 - This Sunday, July 25, is the deadline for all parents and caregivers of children in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to undergo finger-imaging for TOTS (Tracking of Time Services), an electronic time and attendance process that is expected to help keep children safe, cut down on fraud and provide efficient and more accurate payments to child care facilities.  


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