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USDA announces food assistance for flood victims in Iowa

Posted: 2:16 PM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 15:16:10-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says flood-impacted residents of Iowa may be eligible for food assistance through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

In addition to extending benefits to flood-impacted residents, they are also extending time for SNAP recipients to "seek replacement of food lost due to the disaster." Normally, SNAP residents would need to "report lost food within 10 days of purchase. However, USDA approved the Iowa Department of Human Services request to extend this time period so SNAP households have until April 30, 2019 to request replacement benefits," they say.

Residents in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Woodbury counties can apply for D-SNAP. The application process will open from April 8 - April 16 and will not be available during weekends.

D-SNAP residents must meet certain requirements to determine eligibility. People seeking assistance will need to apply at specials sites in their communities.