In response to Hurricane Ian, the Department released over $235 million in SNAP benefits to more than 773,500 households who were at risk of being impacted by Hurricane Ian – that means 1.4 million individuals received their benefits before the storm hit so they could adequately prepare their food supply. After the storm, DCF will automatically replace 70% of SNAP benefits issued September 15, 2022 through September 28, 2022 for all households residing in the counties listed below on Monday, October 3, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST. Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Saint Johns, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia
Applicants can live within anywhere within Orange County, including city of Orlando residents and residents of other municipalities.
Applications are accepted online Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm ONLY. Generally, applications are accepted and approved the same week.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey in response to Hurricane Ian. Survey responses will allow the state of Florida to expedite Hurricane Ian recovery efforts by gathering data and assessing the needs of affected businesses. Businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian can complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey at www.FloridaDisaster.biz.
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