Friday, 14 September 2012 13:50
Weekend schedule for Louisiana Disaster food stamps, DSNAP
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food-stamps-louisiana BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has announced the weekend schedule for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites.

DCFS requested and received approval from the USDA for a two-day extension in Terrebonne Parish. The new deadline for residents of Terrebonne Parish to apply for DSNAP is Tuesday, Sept. 18.

 

 

Saturday, September 15

The following sites will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and only serve individuals on Saturday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with N-Z.

Jefferson -- Last day to apply
Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego

Orleans -- Last day to apply
University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans
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The following sites will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and only serve individuals on Saturday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with N-Z.

Jefferson -- Last day to apply
Grand lsle Multiplex, 3101 Hwy 1, Grand Isle

St. Charles -- Last day to apply
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 -- Last day to apply
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 -- Extension approved, last day to apply is Tuesday
Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd., Houma
**Note: East Houma Bingo Hall DSNAP site is now closed due to previously scheduled events at the site.
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The following sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will serve individuals on Saturday with last names beginning with A-C:

Assumption --
Community Worship Center -- Applicants should park at Lucky Hit Shopping Center, 260 Hwy 70 Spur in Plattenville to be shuttled to DSNAP site.

Iberville --
American Legion Hall, 25050 Hwy 1, Plaquemine

St. Gabriel Community Center, 1400 Gordon S. LeBlanc Dr., St. Gabriel
**Note: St. Gabriel Community Center DSNAP site will close one hour early at 5 p.m. on Saturday because of a previously scheduled event at the site.

St. Helena --
Greensburg Fire Station -- Applicants should park at Forest Festival Park on 3rd Street between Hwy 38 and Hwy 43 in Greensburg to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.

St. Mary --
Amelia Community Center, 2109 Duhon Blvd., Amelia

Washington --
American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa

Old Franklinton Elementary School, 902 Cleveland St., Franklinton
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Sunday, September 16

The following sites will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and only serve individuals on Sunday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with A-M:

Assumption --
Community Worship Center -- Applicants should park at Lucky Hit Shopping Center, 260 Hwy 70 Spur in Plattenville to be shuttled to DSNAP site.

St. Helena --
Greensburg Fire Station -- Applicants should park at Forest Festival Park on 3rd Street between Hwy 38 and Hwy 43 in Greensburg to be shuttled to the DSNAP site.

St. James -- Last day to apply
St. James Reception Hall, 2455 Hwy 18, Vacherie

Terrebonne -- Extension approved, last day to apply is Tuesday
Bayou Black, 3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd., Houma

Washington --
American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa

Old Franklinton Elementary School, 902 Cleveland St., Franklinton
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The following sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will serve individuals on Sunday with last names beginning with D-G:

Iberville --
American Legion Hall, 25050 Hwy 1, Plaquemine

St. Gabriel Community Center, 1400 Gordon S. LeBlanc Dr., St. Gabriel

St. Mary --
Amelia Community Center, 2109 Duhon Blvd., Amelia

Franklin Recreation Center, Gum Street, Franklin -- NEW SITE
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The application period for DSNAP benefits in following parishes has ended and residents are no longer eligible to apply - Ascension, Lafourche, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany.

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 is 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.

Individuals who already have received DSNAP cannot reapply. Attempts to defraud the DSNAP program will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Applicants who knowingly provide 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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