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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) - Food for Florida

U.S. Department of Agriculture > Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) - Food for Florida

 

Program Description:

Food for Florida is the state of Florida's Disaster Food Assistance Program, and is only active when there is a Presidentially declared disaster area in the state of Florida. If eligible, recipients will receive disaster food assistance benefits that will be accessed using an EBT card.

 

General Program Requirements:

To be eligible for food assistance through Food for Florida, an applicant may not be currently receiving food benefits through the regular Food Assistance Program; must have been living in the disaster area at the time of the disaster; and must have experienced at least one of the following adverse effects:

  • Damage to or destruction of the households' home or self-employment business
  • Disaster-related expenses not expected to be reimbursed during the disaster period (e.g., food loss, home or business repairs, temporary shelter expenses, evacuation expenses, home/business protection, disaster-related injury including funeral expenses)
  • Lost or inaccessible income, including reduction or termination of income, or a delay in receipt of income for more than 15 days.
The household must also meet the required income and asset budget test: The households's total income, after taxes and all other payroll withholding, received (or expected to be received) during the disaster period PLUS its accessible liquid assets MINUS a deduction for any unreimbursed disaster-related expenses SHALL NOT EXCEED the yearly established disaster gross income limit by household size.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

Applicants may pre-register for assistance following a disaster using the web-based system at:
http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/fff/

Individuals may also apply in-person using a paper application on-site at a disaster services site. Mobile units may also be operating to assist special needs populations or isolated areas.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information, visit:
http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/fff/

 

Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
http://www.usda.gov/




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