By: Bernie Saenz, CBC Director of Marketing & Public Relations
BEEVILLE – Coastal Bend College in Beeville will host the Texas Health and Human Services Disaster SNAP Certification this weekend, September 30 to October 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (Gym) for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.
There is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP, based on your county of residence.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area
- Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs
- Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster
- Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.
Applying for D-SNAP
You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP such as the one hosted by CBC September 30 – October 1. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county. See below for designated D-SNAP locations.
Please notes, Residents in Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Hardin, Lee and Walker counties may only apply between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1
If you have additional questions about D-SNAP, call 2-1-1 and after picking a language choose option 6.