News Alert: DCFS Announces Monday Schedule for DSNAP Sites
Posted: 9/9/2012 8:19:45 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
September 9,
2012


State of Louisiana News Desk #: 225.358.5361


St.
James, Terrebonne Parishes Approved for Assistance


BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced it will open
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites in St. James
and Terrebonne parishes on Monday.

The approval by the USDA brings the total
number of parishes currently eligible for the assistance program to 13 --
Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard,
St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and
Terrebonne.

The following sites will be open on Monday, September 10 at 8 a.m. and will
close when it is determined that the number of people who can be served by 6
p.m. are already at the facility.


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Serving individuals on Monday with last names beginning with
A-C:


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

St. James --

St.
James Reception Hall, 2455 Hwy 18, Vacherie

Tangipahoa --

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.

Terrebonne --

Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Road, Houma
East Houma
Bingo Hall, 425 Grand Caillou Road, Houma


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Serving individuals on Monday with last names
beginning with S-Z. The last day for residents in these parishes to apply for
DSNAP is Wednesday, September
12
.


Plaquemines --
Exceleration
Church, 202 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse


St. Bernard --
Christian
Fellowship Church, 5816 E. Judge Perez Dr., Violet


St. John --
New Wine
Christian Church, 1929 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace


***


Will begin only serving individuals on Monday that reside in St. Tammany
Parish and have previously been unable to visit a site. The last day for
residents in St. Tammany parish to apply for DSNAP is Wednesday, September 12.

St. Tammany
--


John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd., Slidell
First Baptist
Church, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington


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These sites will begin only serving individuals
on Monday who reside in that
parish and have previously been unable to visit a site. The last day for
residents in these parishes to apply for DSNAP is Tuesday, September 11.


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



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To help expedite the application process,
individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP 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 is 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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