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FNS Disaster Assistance

Connecticut Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Tropical Storm Isaias

When: Aug. 4, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Aug. 14, 2020, FNS approved the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ request to issue mass replacements to impacted households in Connecticut. This waiver approval allows households to receive replacement of 20 percent of their August 2020 SNAP benefits as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias and power outages that began on Aug. 4, 2020.
  • On Aug. 10, 2020, FNS approved Connecticut’s request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in Connecticut. This waiver approval allows households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through Sept. 3, 2020. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias and power outages that began on Aug. 4, 2020.

If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.

08/14/2020