Just one week since the Aug. 29 major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana, more than $10 million in state and federal disaster assistance is headed to survivors in the state, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said Tuesday.
Today RetireSafe, representing more than 400,000 seniors nationwide, and joined by local senior advocates from the New Orleans and Jefferson Councils on Aging, Louisiana Senior RX. Louisiana Medicare Rx Access Network, and the Aging and Disability Resource Centers/LouisianaAnswers.com, honored Representative Steve Scalise for his efforts to protect the health benefits and security of Louisiana’s seniors.
The demand for disaster-related food stamps has been enormous since Hurricane Isaac hit. The last report from the state indicates close to 25,000 applications have been made. Today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, however, have announced the deadlines for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits.
The DSNAP deadline in Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans and St. John the Baptist parishes is September 11. The deadline for Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes is September 12.
In order to manage an unusually high volume, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is extending hours for the agency's customer call center, 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578), to 24 hours a day, seven days per week for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
No Eureka!! Oil discovered, unfortunately...
One of the big concerns post BP oil spill has been the existance of large oil concentrations spilling upon the Louisiana coast land after a major storm such as Isaac.
That concerned just might be realized as oil remnants have been found on certain parts of the Louisiana coast that could be BP oil spill related.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Orleans Parish residents in need of Disaster Food Stamps following Hurricane Isaac can go to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena at 6801 Franklin Avenue on Wednesday, September 5 through Tuesday, September 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to finalize their application for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits. Additional sites will be announced as the need arises.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Ttuesday announced locations where residents of nine parishes can finalize their application for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DNSAP) benefits. Additional sites will be announced as the need arises or as additional parishes are approved for DSNAP.
Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting today and outlined the state’s response to Isaac.
• To date, state agencies have spent $112 million and parishes have spent over $10.1 million.
• FEMA has approved St. Charles Parish for Individual Assistance,
Despite the reality of a failed fiscal plan and a woeful economy, Democrats at their convention in Charlotte this week will weave a web of deception.
They will try to convince Americans that the economy is improving and that “Happy days are here again.”
For those suffering in the Obama economy, the Democrats will blame Bush, the Republicans in Congress, the tsunami in Japan, the European financial crisis and plenty of other scapegoats.
Roger Villere has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Villere, who also serves as Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, was elected on Friday in Tampa, Florida. Villere replaces Alec Poitevint of Georgia, who is retiring after successfully organizing the 2012 Republican National Convention.