CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, is being rolled out across Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The program provides short-term help for families recovering from a disaster. Once an application is approved, a Lone Star card will be loaded equaling up to two months of SNAP benefits, depending on the size of your household.
No applications will be taken online, and the program will only accept a limited number of applications.
These programs can be complicated, so here's what you need to know:
First, to see if you are within the threshold of people who are covered under the program, check out this chart:
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.
*Federal disaster counties are: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton
If you enroll in D-SNAP and you are pregnant or have a child younger than five, you are also eligible for WIC. This allows you to get healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, cereal, bread and milk, as well as breastfeeding assistance, infant formula and help from nutritionists and other sources. Visit TexasWIC.org or call 800-942-3678 for more information.
Applying for D-SNAP
You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP location in your county of residence. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county.
To apply you’ll need to show proof of identity. Examples include a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
You must apply for D-SNAP in your county of residence.
Sept. 26 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 27 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 28 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 29 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 - Anyone
800 E. Wendt St.
Bellville, TX 77418
Bastrop County Residents
3809 TX-150 Loop
Bastrop, TX 78602
1800 S Washington St.
Beeville, TX 78102
Chambers County Residents
Don McLeod Recreation Center
10717 Langston Drive
Mont Belvieu, TX 77523
1220 Bowie St.
Columbus, TX 78934
Fayette County Residents
228 N. Main St.
La Grange, TX 78945
4520 Reading Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471
*On Sept. 29, hours will be noon to 7 p.m.
Hardin County Residents
Lumberton Performing Arts Center (Lumberton High School)
103 S. LHS Drive
Lumberton, TX 77657
2020 N Main St.
Giddings, TX 78942
Walker County Residents
Walker County Storm Shelter
455 SH 75 N.
Huntsville, TX 77320
Sept. 23, 28 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 24, 29 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 25, 30 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 26, Oct. 1 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Oct. 2-5 - Anyone
Harris County - Houston
12300 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77060
Harris County - Houston
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074
Harris County - Pasadena
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, TX 77505
San Jacinto County
Residents in San Jacinto County may only apply between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 27 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 28 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 29 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 30 - Last name beginning with N - R
Oct. 1 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Oct. 2-3 - Anyone
Where to apply:
San Jacinto County Residents
San Jacinto County Elections Building
51 E Pine Ave.
Coldspring, TX 77331
Residents in Brazoria and Calhoun counties may only apply for D-SNAP between Sept. 18 and 24. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents in Polk County may only apply for D-SNAP between Sept. 18 and 23. The location will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sept. 18 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 19 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 20 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 21 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 22 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Sept. 23, 24* - Anyone
*Note: Polk County event will end Sept. 23. The Livingston Municipal Library is closed Sundays.
Where to apply:
Brazoria County - Angleton
Brazoria County East Annex
1524 E. Mulberry St.
Angleton, TX 77515
Calhoun County - Port Lavaca
Walmart Parking Lot, HHS Mobile Site
400 Tiny Browning Blvd.
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Polk County - Livingston
Livingston Municipal Library
707 N. Tyler Ave.
Livingston, TX 77351
If you have additional questions about D-SNAP, call 2-1-1 and after picking a language choose option 6.
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