DCF Announces First Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in Response to Hurricane Ian
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced that Florida’s application for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) has been approved. D-SNAP provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP).
D-SNAP will be implemented by DCF in phases and by county beginning Monday, October 10, 2022. Pre-registration is required by all applicants. To ensure the fastest service to households who are eligible to receive benefits, DCF will begin the first phase by offering a phone option. In the coming weeks, DCF will host in-person D-SNAP events for residents who cannot participate by phone. The locations for in-person D-SNAP events will be announced soon.
“Our Department is working around the clock to provide critical resources to Florida families impacted by Hurricane Ian,” said Secretary Shevaun Harris. “Our goal is to provide families with support as quickly as possible. We encourage those in the impacted counties to take advantage of the virtual/telephonic option so that there would be no need to attend an in-person event.”
Who is eligible for D-SNAP?
To qualify for D-SNAP benefits:
Loss of food
Reduction or loss of income
Other disaster-related expenses
What Benefits are Available through D-SNAP?
How do I Apply for D-SNAP?
Phone interview times are designated based on the first letter of the applicant’s last name.
See Phase Schedule by County for details.
D-SNAP Call Center: 850-663-1919, Hours: 7 A.M. – 5 P.M. EST
PHASE ONE: Schedule by County
·Last name begins with A-F: Call on Thursday, October 13
·Last name begins with G-N: Call on Friday, October 14
·Last name begins with O-Z: Call on Saturday, October 15
·Any last name: Call on Sunday, October 16
PHASE TWO: Schedule by County
Counties: Flagler, Highlands, Manatee, Orange, Pinellas, and St. Johns
Pre-Registration Dates: Monday, October 17 – Sunday, October 23
Telephonic Dates: Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23
PHASE THREE: Schedule by County
Counties: Hillsborough, Lake, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, and Volusia
Pre-Registration Dates: Monday, October 24 – Sunday, October 30
Telephonic Dates: Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30