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DHHS Extends Public Input Period for Draft North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan to Dec. 21

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has extended the public input period for the draft North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21. 

Help with Heating Costs Available Starting Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Low-income households with a person 60 or older or someone receiving disability benefits and services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services that need help covering the cost of heating their home this winter can apply for assistance starting Dec. 3.

More Than 720,000 North Carolinians Receive Disaster Food Assistance After Hurricane Florence

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

More than 720,000 North Carolinians in 304,000 households affected by Hurricane Florence received assistance buying food over the past seven weeks, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Residents of Three More Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence Can Apply for Help Buying Food

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Starting Thursday, residents of Chatham, Durham and Guilford counties impacted by Hurricane Florence will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP.”

More Than $30 Million in Assistance Available for Families Who Need Emergency Help Heating Their Homes

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding North Carolinians that more than $30 million in funds are available for families who need emergency help heating their homes through the Crisis Intervention Program.

Residents of Three Additional Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence Can Apply for Help Buying Food

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Starting Monday, residents of Anson, Orange and Union counties impacted by Hurricane Florence will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP.”

North Carolinians in FNS or Work First Programs Can Now Access Account Information on Mobile App

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today that people who receive help buying food through the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program or cash assistance through the Work First program can now access account information through a free mobile application called ebtEDGE.

Thursday is Deadline for People Impacted by Hurricane to Apply for Help Buying Food in Greene County

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding people impacted by Hurricane Florence that applications for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” will be accepted no later than Thursday, Oct. 11 in Greene County.

This Saturday is Deadline for People Impacted by Hurricane to Apply for Help Buying Food in 27 Counties

Friday, October 5, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reminding people impacted by Hurricane Florence that applications for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” will be accepted no later than Saturday, Oct. 6, in 27 of the 28 counties currently eligible for the program.

Greene County Residents Affected by Hurricane Florence Can Apply for Help Buying Food Starting Wednesday

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Starting Wednesday, Greene County residents impacted by Hurricane Florence will be able to apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP,” Governor Roy Cooper announced Monday.