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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.

People in the Food and Nutrition Services Program Impacted by Florence May Be Eligible for Extra Help Buying Food in 27 Counties

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Today, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that people currently receiving help buying food through the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program may be eligible for extra help in 27 counties heavily impacted by Hurricane Florence. Those counties are Bladen, Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson. 
 

Many Residents of 27 NC Counties Can Soon Apply for Help Buying Food After Hurricane Florence

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As early as Friday, residents in 27 counties impacted by Hurricane Florence can apply for help buying food through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “D-SNAP”, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services received federal authority to implement the program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Crisis Intervention Program Has $43.9 Million to Assist with Heating and Cooling Emergencies

Monday, August 13, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has $43.9 million available from the Administration for Children and Families to support the Crisis Intervention Program in state fiscal year 2018-19.

Application Period for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Extended Through Tuesday for Guilford County Residents

Monday, May 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today approved a one-day extension for eligible Guilford County residents to apply for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits. The one-day extension, which came at the request of county officials, means that Guilford County residents can apply for benefits on Tuesday at the Guilford County Department of Social Services.

DHHS Releases Interactive Map Showing Social Determinants of Health Indicators Across North Carolina

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ State Center for Health Statistics has created an interactive map with a series of overlays showing social determinants of health indicators in North Carolina, including the economic, social and neighborhood, and housing and transportation status of residents across the state.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Keeps North Carolina Families Warm

Monday, February 26, 2018

More than $9 million remains available to help eligible households pay their heating bills through the state-administered Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The federally funded program helps keep families safe and healthy by providing a one-time payment directly to the utility company.

Applications for Low-Income Energy Assistance Accepted Starting Friday

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Friday.

DHHS Observes Health Center Week

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In recognition, DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., today visited the Advance Community Health Center in Raleigh and Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation designating the third week of August as National Health Center Week in North Carolina.