News Alert: DCFS Announces Sunday Schedule for DSNAP Sites
Posted: 9/9/2012 8:16:07 PM
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JOINT INFORMATION
CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2012

State of
Louisiana News Desk #: 225.358.5361



Locations in St. John, Plaquemines and
St. Bernard to be closed Sunday


BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Children and
Family Services (DCFS) today announced the Sunday schedule for sites processing applications for the
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP).


The following sites will be open Sunday, September 9 beginning at 8 a.m. and will
serve individuals with the last names that begin with the letters S-Z. Sites
will close when it is determined that the number of people who can be served by
6 p.m. are already at the facility.


Ascension --
Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry
Rd., Gonzales


Jefferson --
Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd.,
Westwego
Grand lsle Multiplex, 3101 Hwy 1, Grand Isle


Lafourche --
Peltier Park, 151 Peltier Park,
Thibodaux
South Lafourche Parish Library, 16241 East Main, Cutoff


Livingston --
Amvets, 26890 Hwy. 42, Springfield


Orleans --
University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave.,
New Orleans


St. Charles -- NEW SITE
Mount Airy Baptist Church,
Applicants should park under the Luling Bridge, LA 18 at Hwy 310 to be shuttled
to the DSNAP site.

St. Tammany --
John Slidell Park,
105 Robert Blvd., Slidell


Tangipahoa -- NEW SITES
Harvest Church, 43052 Yokum Rd.,
Hammond
Amite Fire Hall -- Applicants should park at the Florida Parish
Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave in Amite to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.


***Please note that DSNAP sites in Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St.
John parishes will be closed on Sunday because they are located at churches. They will
re-open on Monday and serve
individuals with the last names that begin with the letters S-Z.


The First Baptist Church in St. Tammany will be closed on Sunday as well. Residents can visit the
DSNAP site at John Slidell Park in Slidell on Sunday to process applications. On Monday, the First Baptist Church
facility will reopen and will see all applicants from that parish who have been
previously unable to visit a site.

Individuals, to date, have been able
to visit any of the sites in the nine parish area to apply. Beginning Monday, when most facilities will serve
all applicants who have previously been unable to visit a site, applicants will
need to only visit the site in their parish.


To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for
Hurricane Isaac DSNAP through Tuesday either online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preapply or www.getagameplan.org or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When
applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then
select options 3 and 3.


DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households
who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due
to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility are determined by
federal guidelines and are based on an individual's known or expected income,
resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and
unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24. For more information on
income guidelines visit www.dcfs.la.gov or call 211.


Applicants knowingly providing inaccurate or incomplete information, as part
of a DSNAP application, could face criminal prosecution and disqualification of
benefits. DCFS will investigate suspected fraud and aggressively pursue
recoupment and possibly prosecution.



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