Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the following Wednesday schedule for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites:
The following sites will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and only serve individuals on Wednesday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with A-M:
Jefferson - Last day to apply is Thursday
Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego
Orleans - Last day to apply is Thursday
University of New Orleans, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans
** A request was sent on Tuesday to the USDA requesting a seven day extension for Orleans and Jefferson parishes. DCFS has not yet received word on the Orleans, Jefferson requests.
The following sites will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and only serve individuals on Wednesday who reside in that parish and have last names beginning with A-M:
Jefferson - Last day to apply is Thursday
Grand lsle Multiplex, 3101 Hwy 1, Grand Isle
This site will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will only serve individuals on Wednesday who reside in Lafourche and have last names beginning with A-M:
Lafourche - Last day to apply is Thursday
South Lafourche Parish Library, 16241 East Main, Cutoff
Note: Lafourche Parish DSNAP site at Peltier Park is no longer open
The following sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will only serve individuals on Wednesday with last names beginning with H-L:
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. 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. 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 - 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 Rd., Houma
East Houma Bingo Hall, 425 Grand Caillou Rd., Houma
Washington - American Legion Post 24, 63613 Lakeview Rd., Bogalusa
Old Franklinton Elementary School, 902 Cleveland St., Franklinton
The following sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., serving all letters of individuals on Wednesday who reside in that parish and have previously been unable to visit a site:
Plaquemines - Last day to apply is Friday
Exceleration Church, 202 Woodland Hwy., Belle Chasse
St. Bernard - Last day to apply
Christian Fellowship Church, 5816 E. Judge Perez Dr., Violet
St. John - Last day to apply is Friday
New Wine Christian Church, 1929 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace
St. Tammany - Last day to apply
John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd., Slidell
First Baptist Church, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington
The application period for DSNAP benefits in Livingston and Ascension parishes has concluded and sites in those parishes are now closed. Residents in Livingston and Ascension are no longer eligible to apply for DSNAP benefits.
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.