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Nearly $80 million of disaster food assistance awarded in 21 parishes

4 months 1 week 3 days ago September 13, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 Tuesday, September 13 2016 September 13, 2016 3:02 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services issued nearly $80 million in disaster food assistance in 21 parishes impacted by last month's flood.

More than $48.9 million in DSNAP benefits have been awarded and more than $30.9 million in disaster-related benefits have been awarded to regular SNAP households.

DSNAP is a 100 percent federally-funded benefit program that provides food assistance for non-SNAP recipients who are eligible. Due to lost income or disaster-related damages. Eligibility is based on federal guidelines regarding income, resources and disaster-related expenses during the disaster period. DSNAP is administered in Louisiana by DCFS and overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  Food and Nutrition Service. 


DSNAP households and benefits awarded by parishes can be found below:

DSNAP Parish

Approved Households

DSNAP Benefits

Denied Households

Acadia

3,819

$1,478,651

591

Ascension

8,389

$3,786,493 

647

East Baton Rouge

39,711

$15,637,406 

3,648

East Feliciana

1,372

$501,684 

221

Evangeline

1,330

$473,654

413

Iberia

5,887

$2,293,267 

661

Iberville

934

$347,928 

271

Jefferson Davis

1,370

$496,103 

259

Lafayette

11,077

$4,467,836 

1,575

Livingston

13,052

$5,900,774 

1,039

Pointe Coupee

1,488

$491,393 

170

St. Helena

1,415

$484,691 

148

St. James

908

$329,524 

119

St. Landry

7,031

$2,585,751

1,342

St. Martin

3,870

$1,522,472 

517

St. Tammany

611

$275,385 

126

Tangipahoa

12,723

$4,834,681 

692

Vermilion

4,044

$1,631,528 

507

Washington

2,702

$1,012,081 

254

West Baton Rouge

635

$242,964 

307

West Feliciana

491

$172,696 

80

TOTAL

122,859

$48,966,962 

13,592

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