Iowa Disaster Nutrition Assistance
Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding
When: Began March 12, 2019, and continuing
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)
- On April 3, 2019, FNS approved Iowa's request to operate a Disaster-SNAP (D-SNAP) in 5 counties: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury on Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 12, 2019. Operations will be closed during the weekend and will resume Monday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The state agency will issue supplemental benefits to ongoing households that request them via affidavit. On April 17, FNS approved Iowa's request to operate D-SNAP in two additional counties–Pottawattamie and Shelby. The state agency will operate D-SNAP from Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26, 2019. The state agency will also 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 1-877-347-5678. For questions related to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, call 1-800-359-5802.
- On April 2, 2019, FNS approved a waiver of timely reporting requirements for replacement of SNAP benefits by individual affidavit/attestation due to storms and major flooding that began on March 12, 2019. The waiver applies to the following counties: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, and Woodbury. Replacements will be authorized if reported between March 12 and April 30, 2019.
If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.