Arkansas Disaster Nutrition Assistance
When: May 21, 2019
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- On July 12, 2019, FNS approved Arkansas’ request to expand D-SNAP to 1 additional county in response to recent flooding. FNS approves Arkansas’ request to expand D-SNAP operation to Lincoln County. D-SNAP operations will run for 5 consecutive days, beginning Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. The state agency will issue supplemental benefits to ongoing SNAP households that request them via affidavit. This expansion is otherwise subject to the same conditions and procedures in the initial D-SNAP approved by FNS on June 21, 2019.
- On June 20, 2019, FNS approved Arkansas' request to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in 12 counties as a result of major flooding which began on May 21, 2019. Households must have experienced a disaster related adverse effect to receive D-SNAP, but are not eligible if they experienced food loss alone. The state plans to operate starting June 24, 2019, for five consecutive days in the following 12 counties: Arkansas, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Jefferson, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian, and Yell. The state agency will issue supplemental benefits to ongoing households that request them via affidavit.
State agencies are responsible for requesting and operating the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). For more information, visit the state’s website or call the state’s SNAP hotline at 800-422-6641. For questions related to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, call 800-997-9999.
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.