COVID-19 Policy Alert!

From our friends at Feeding Louisiana:

The Situation

· As of March 21st, Louisiana has confirmed 763 positive cases of COVID-19 across 35 parishes.

· The closure of schools, retailers, entertainment outlets and much of the hospitality industry has left children without access to regular school meals and workers without wages.

· The Louisiana Workforce Commission is reporting a near…

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Proposed SNAP Changes Education webinar (recording available)

You can find taped webinar here

This webinar will discuss & provide guidance on the latest proposed rule which would significantly undercut the Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (aka BBCE or Cat-El) state option. Learn about the rule, its importance as an option for Louisiana and how to get involved in the comment process…

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Policy Alert-New SNAP eligibility rules

Current rules give states the ability to raise SNAP income eligibility limits so low-income families with housing and child care costs that are a large portion of their income can continue to receive help affording adequate food. Rules now set a gross income cap of 130% of the poverty line for SNAP recipients. But states use something called "broad-based categorical eligibility (cat-e)" to allow families getting other assistance for housing or child care to receive some SNAP benefits,…

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act renewal

Congress aims to evaluate a new “Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act” every five years in order to provide healthy, nutritious, and subsidized food for low-income children through the federal child nutrition programs. The programs affected by this bill include the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Special Supplemental Nutriti…

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Senator Cassidy: (202) 224-5824

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