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Louisiana Not To Participate in Summer EBT Program

Louisiana has decided to continue with the existing SNAP program and not to participate in the Summer EBT Program.

February 10, 2024

Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has decided not to participate in the Summer EBT program.

DCFS Secretary David Matlock said, “Every child deserves a safe home, first and foremost, and families deserve a pathway to self-sufficiency. That is our primary mission. Staying focused on that mission, without adding piecemeal programs that come with more strings than long-term solutions, is what will deliver the biggest impact for the children and families we serve.”

Louisiana will continue existing feeding programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits which provides $166 Million in benefits every month to around 800,000 Louisians including 390,000 children.

Besides this, DCFS also offers employment and training programs to help families become self-sufficient and to provide off-ramps from poverty.

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