Low-Income Services

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 00:00

Extra Federal Food Benefits Due to COVID-19 Will End in March Los beneficios federales adicionales de alimentos debido a COVID-19 se terminarán en marzo

In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states.
Thursday, January 12, 2023

In North Carolina and nationally, emergency allotments for COVID-19 in the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will end in March 2023. Households that have been receiving extra FNS benefits (called "emergency allotments") each month since March 2020 or after will see a reduction in benefits because of a federal change that ends emergency allotments for all states.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 00:00

Replacement Benefits Available for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients With Losses Related to Power Outage in Moore County

Moore County residents who receive Food and Nutrition Services and lost food due to power outages from vandalism to an electrical substation on Dec. 3, 2022, will receive replacement benefits, thanks to two waivers approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Moore County residents who receive Food and Nutrition Services and lost food due to power outages from vandalism to an electrical substation on Dec. 3, 2022, will receive replacement benefits, thanks to two waivers approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 00:00

Applications to Help Low-Income Households With Heating Costs Now Available

Older adults and people with disabilities can now apply for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The state began accepting applications from this group of residents on Dec. 1.
Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Older adults and people with disabilities can now apply for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The state began accepting applications from this group of residents on Dec. 1.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Approved to Extend Child Care P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits Through 2021-22 School Year, First Issuance Scheduled for Next Week Carolina del Norte aprobó extender los beneficios de asistencia alimentaria P-EBT de Cuidado infantil para el año escolar 2021-22, Primera emisión programada para la próxima semana

Next week, North Carolina’s youngest children who are eligible for food assistance benefits will begin to receive extra monthly benefits tied to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-2022 school year.
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Next week, North Carolina’s youngest children who are eligible for food assistance benefits will begin to receive extra monthly benefits tied to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-2022 school year.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Garners National Recognition for Program That Helps Families Pay Water Bills New Video Shows Impact of $6 million Distributed to Families

North Carolina is earning national recognition for its success in helping low-income families through a new water assistance program for households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

North Carolina is earning national recognition for its success in helping low-income families through a new water assistance program for households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 00:00

Food and Nutrition Services Participants Can Now Use Benefits for Online Purchases at Four Additional Grocery Stores, Bringing Total to 11

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Food and Nutrition Services program has expanded participation in the FNS Online Purchasing Program from seven retailers to 11. FNS recipients can access these 11 retailers online to make food purchases with their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.
Friday, February 04, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Food and Nutrition Services program has expanded participation in the FNS Online Purchasing Program from seven retailers to 11. FNS recipients can access these 11 retailers online to make food purchases with their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 00:00

Global Supply Shortages and Shipping Delays Affect Food and Nutrition Services Recertification Forms

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced due to global shortages and delays in shipments it was unable to include return envelopes in the monthly mailing of the Food and Nutrition Services recertifications for February. Return envelopes will likely not be included in the monthly mailings for March as well.
Friday, January 28, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced due to global shortages and delays in shipments it was unable to include return envelopes in the monthly mailing of the Food and Nutrition Services recertifications for February. Return envelopes will likely not be included in the monthly mailings for March as well.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 00:00

NCDHHS to Continue to Provide Extra Help Buying Food for Food and Nutrition Services Households

North Carolina households receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of February, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced. FNS recipients have been receiving the maximum allotment, though they may qualify for less, since March 2020 to help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic and compensate for financial and economic hardships resulting from the pandemic and widespread business and industry closures.
Thursday, January 27, 2022

North Carolina households receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of February, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced. FNS recipients have been receiving the maximum allotment, though they may qualify for less, since March 2020 to help families access food during the COVID-19 pandemic and compensate for financial and economic hardships resulting from the pandemic and widespread business and industry closures.

Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolinians Encouraged to Apply Online for Help with Energy Costs

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging eligible North Carolinians to see if they are eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program or the Crisis Intervention Program if they need assistance with heating bills.
Thursday, January 06, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging eligible North Carolinians to see if they are eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program or the Crisis Intervention Program if they need assistance with heating bills.

Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 00:00

First Student P-EBT Issuance Scheduled for Next Week, Child Care P-EBT Still Pending Federal Approval Primera emisión de beneficios P-EBT para estudiantes está programada para la próxima semana, Los beneficios de P-EBT de cuidado infantil aún pendiente de aprobación federal.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it will issue the first round of Student Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer benefits next week for students eligible between the months of September and November 2021.
Thursday, January 06, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it will issue the first round of Student Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer benefits next week for students eligible between the months of September and November 2021.