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New: Reopening of Expanded SNAP Benefits

Louisiana is reopening the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program for families who did not apply in May and June. Families of children who receive free school meals may be eligible to receive financial benefits for meals missed in 2019-2020 when schools closed due to the pandemic. Visit louisianabelieves.com to apply from September 8 at 8 a.m. to September 29 at 5 p.m. These one-time benefits total $285 per child. Parents who applied for free meals in May will receive $91.20 per eligible child. The online application is simple. The information submitted must exactly match the information on file with the school system in order for the application to successfully submit. Click here for access to the application portal. If you have any questions, contact the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at LaHELPU.DCFS@la.gov or 1-888-524-3578 or contact IPSB Food Services Program at 365-2558.

Click HERE to access the Application Portal.