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FNS Disaster Assistance

Maine Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Severe Storm

When: Began Oct. 2019

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Oct. 23, 2019, FNS approved a Maine request for timely household reporting of food loss for Maine. This waiver approval allows households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through Nov. 6, 2019. These benefits allow households to replace food lost as a result of a storm that caused widespread power outages which began on Oct. 17, 2019.

 

Incident: Severe Wind and Rain Storm

When: Began October 2017

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • On Nov. 8, 2017, FNS approved the Maine Department of Health and Human Services' request for timely household reporting of food loss for the State. This waiver approval allowed households that suffered power outages due to a severe wind and rain storm to make a request at their local office for replacement of SNAP benefits through Nov. 27, 2017. These replacement SNAP benefits allowed households to replace food lost as a result of the storm.
06/16/2020