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DSNAP A-Z Days for Phase 1 are Tuesday, Wednesday (Sept. 15 & 16)

BATON ROUGE (Monday, Sept. 14, 2020) - Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 16, will be open application days for anyone in a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Phase 1 parish, regardless of last name.

Phase 1 parishes are Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Rapides, Vermilion and Vernon.

All residents in those parishes who were affected by Hurricane Laura and have not yet applied for DSNAP are encouraged to apply by calling the DCFS LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578).

The call center will extend its hours on Tuesday and Wednesday to 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to provide additional time for affected residents to apply.

As a reminder: Registration will help speed the application process, but it is not a substitute for applying. Residents must call and be interviewed for their eligibility determination.

For additional information about DSNAP related to Hurricane Laura, please the original news release here and a related update here.

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SNAP Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.