USDA Approves Disaster Food Assistance for Alabama Disaster-Designated Counties

May 6, 2011

MONTGOMERY- The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).. This program is designed to provide food benefits to people who might not ordinarily qualify for the Food Assistance Program.

 

The first counties to begin D-SNAP are the eight counties that were designated for individual disaster services April 28, 2011. Those counties are Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marshall, Tuscaloosa, and Walker County. The remaining 33 counties that received a federal disaster declaration will operate a D-SNAP program in the upcoming weeks.

 

To qualify for the benefits, residents must apply in person or have an authorized representative apply for them. Applicants must have disaster damage to their homes, loss of food, expenses related to protecting their homes, or lost income as a result of the disaster and meet income limits composed of net household income plus available liquid resources (cash or money in the bank).

 

Individuals/families must have been a resident of one of these eight counties on April 27, 2011 to apply for assistance. Current food assistance recipients may not apply for benefits at the D-Snap location.

 

Individuals and families applying for the D-SNAP must submit some form of identification, such as a photo I.D. or documents that contain your name and/or address to verify identity and residence in the disaster-designated county.  However, if a person does not have identifying documents due to storm damage, they can bring someone to verify their identity.

 

Individuals/families that qualify will receive a one-time benefit based on household size. After completing the application, qualified individuals and families will be issued an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Benefits can be accessed using the EBT card  after they are posted to the account. Benefits will be available within four (4) days after the application is filed.

 

Cullman County DHR will be accepting applications May 10-13 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the 1st Church of the Nazarene, 5415 AL Highway 157, in Cullman, Alabama.  The application schedule for Cullman County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Tuesday (May 10)-----A-J

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----K-R

 

Thursday (May 12)-----S-Z

 

Friday (May 13)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

DeKalb County DHR will be accepting applications May 11-14 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Fyffe Church of God Gymnasium, 778 Main Street in Fyffe, Alabama.  The application schedule for DeKalb County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----A-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-R

 

Friday (May 13)-----S-Z

 

Saturday (May 14)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

Franklin County DHR will be accepting applications May 11-14 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 16241 Highway 43 in Russellville, Alabama.  The application schedule for Franklin County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----A-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-R

 

Friday (May 13)-----S-Z

 

Saturday (May 14)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

Jefferson County DHR will be accepting applications May 10-15 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 8th Avenue North, in Birmingham, Alabama.  The application schedule for Jefferson County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Tuesday (May 10)-----A-E

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----F-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-O

 

Friday (May 13)----P-S

 

Saturday (May 14)----T-Z

 

Sunday (May 15)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

Lawrence County DHR will be accepting applications May 11-14 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Moulton Recreation Center, 13550 Court Street in Moulton, Alabama.  The application schedule for Lawrence County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----A-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-R

 

Friday (May 13)-----S-Z

 

Saturday (May 14)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

 

Marshall County DHR will be accepting applications May 11-14 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Albertville Recreation Center, 915 West McKinney St., in Albertville, Alabama.  The application schedule for Marshall County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----A-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-R

 

Friday (May 13)-----S-Z

 

Saturday (May 14)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

Tuscaloosa County DHR will be accepting applications May 10-15 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum, 120 Coliseum Circle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The application schedule for Tuscaloosa County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Tuesday (May 10)-----A-E

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----F-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-O

 

Friday (May 13)----P-T

 

Saturday (May 14)----U-Z

 

Sunday (May 15)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 

Walker County DHR will be accepting applications May 11-14 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Parkland Shopping Center, 801 Parkland Shopping Center in Jasper, Alabama.  The application schedule for Walker County, based on the first letter of the person's last name, is as follows:

 

Wednesday (May 11)-----A-J

 

Thursday (May 12)-----K-R

 

Friday (May 13)-----S-Z

 

Saturday (May 14)-----Make-up day for persons who miss their scheduled application day.

 



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