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DSNAP Approved for 23 Parishes Affected by Winter Storms
March 30, 2021
Louisiana DCFS received federal approval to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in 23 parishes severely affected by the winter storms that occurred Feb. 15-18, 2021. The application process will run in two phases between Monday, April 5, and Saturday, April 17, 2021, and will follow an alphabet schedule according to applicants’ last names.
December 01, 2020
DCFS has received federal approval to issue supplemental SNAP benefits for April 2021. Families who are receiving SNAP for April, but who don't already receive the maximum allotment for their household size, will receive a supplement to bring them to the max. For current SNAP recipients, the supplemental allotments are scheduled to be loaded onto EBT cards on Friday, April 9.
June 23, 2020
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.
DCFS Receives National Award for Excellence in Adoptions
November 12, 2019
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.
Extended Foster Care Program
October 15, 2019
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.