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Food Assistance for Disaster Relief

North Carolina Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Last Published: 06/19/2018

Incident: Tornado and Severe Storm

When: April 15, 2018 

FNS Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • On May 21, 2018, FNS approved North Carolina's request to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in Guilford County for one additional day, through May 22, 2018, to allow impacted individuals additional time to apply for benefits. 
  • On May 15, 2018, FNS approved a North Carolina request for a D-SNAP in Guliford and Rockingham Counties due to the impact of a tornado and severe storms that occurred in April 2018. The D-SNAP was approved to operate May 17-21, 2018.  FNS also approved the State's request for a 1-month disaster supplement to all eligible ongoing SNAP households that resided in certain impacted areas of the approved counties and requested and received replacement benefits.  Ongoing SNAP households that were already receiving the maximum monthly allotment were not eligible for disaster supplements. Disaster supplements provided for equity in disaster assistance, as supplements bring ongoing households up to their maximum allotment based on household size.
  • On May 21, 2018, FNS approved the State's request to extend the 10-day reporting timeline by one additional day in Guilford County so that ongoing SNAP households had until May 22, 2018 to report SNAP food loss and request replacement benefits.
  • On May 15, 2018, FNS approved a request to extend the 10-day reporting timeline so that ongoing SNAP households in Guliford and Rockingham counties had until May 21, 2018 to report SNAP food loss and request replacement benefits. 

North Carolina Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Website:

https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1389

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

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