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DCFS Awarded Code for America's Government Changemaker Award
May 16, 2023
05.16.23 - DCFS was named the inaugural recipient of Code for America’s Government Changemaker Award Tuesday at the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C. The recognition underscores DCFS’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to better serve Louisiana’s children and families.
DCFS Returning to New Orleans Area to Fill Critical Positions
May 11, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is hosting a hiring fair in Kenner on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel New Orleans - Airport & Conference Center for open positions in the Orleans region. DCFS is hiring across various programs, including Child Welfare, Economic Stability and Disability Determination Services.
USDA FNS Approves Louisiana for Fourth Round of Pandemic EBT
April 26, 2023
04.26.2023 - DCFS, in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Education, received approval from USDA FNS to issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children for the 2022-2023 school year, child care and summer.
Louisiana Selected for SNAP Mobile Payment Pilot
March 20, 2023
3.20.2023 - The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has selected Louisiana as one of five states to test mobile payment technology for EBT cardholders in the next few years, and the Department of Children and Family Services is now seeking retail partners to help implement the new option for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
As Extra SNAP Benefits End, Recipients Encouraged to Update Info, Assess Options
March 01, 2023
03.01.2023 - March is the first month in three years that Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their regular benefit amount without the pandemic-related extra benefits they have received since March 2020.
DCFS Hiring Fair for Orleans-Area Child Welfare Positions Scheduled for Friday
February 07, 2023
02.07.23 - DCFS is holding a hiring fair Friday (Feb. 10, 2023) in Kenner for open positions in its Child Welfare Division in the Orleans and Thibodaux regions.
DCFS Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard Named USDA Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration
January 20, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard to Senior Advisor for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.
USDA FNS Announces February is the Final Month of SNAP COVID Emergency Allotments
January 10, 2023
01.10.23 - The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) has announced February 2023 is the final month of the temporary extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, known as emergency allotments, put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Launches Hotline for Reporting Juvenile Sex Trafficking
January 09, 2023
01.09.2023 - Louisiana has launched a hotline for receiving reports of suspected juvenile sex trafficking, centralizing the calls to ensure closer coordination between state agencies, law enforcement, and service providers tasked with investigating cases, helping victims to safety and advocating on their behalf.
Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
December 15, 2022
Benefits under the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, will be decreasing for some Louisiana residents in 2023, due to a federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veteran’s benefits.