The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, D-SNAP is implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). For questions concerning D-SNAP please call 850-300-4323.
Current SNAP Households
For existing SNAP recipients, Florida’s application for maximum benefits was approved for households in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia counties. Benefits will be automatically applied to EBT cards. There is no need for households in these counties to apply for maximum benefits.
The following counties can apply for maximum benefits online during the following dates:
Lake: occurred Nov. 18-20
Osceola: occurred Oct. 27-30; Nov. 3, 4 and 6
St. Johns: occurred Oct. 20 – 23; Oct. 27 – 29
*For existing SNAP households in counties eligible for maximum benefits, please do not attend an on-site D-SNAP event. Maximum SNAP benefits will be automatically applied to EBT cards after applications are approved.
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.
Visit MyFLFamilies.com/Access to learn more.
Family Resource Support Centers are open in the impact area and will serve as a central location for access to community resources and support. Department staff will be on-site, including Hope Navigators, behavior health
partners who specialize in disaster recovery response, and public benefit eligibility specialists to help individuals and families who need assistance due to Hurricane Ian.
Find a Family Resource Support Center
Find a Disaster Recovery Center
State Office Closures
The following specific buildings will remain closed due to damages:.
The DMS-managed Orlando Hurston Building south tower will remain closed due to sustained damage, while the north tower will be open.
With regard to Daytona Regional Service Center, floors 1 and 2 will be open but floors 3 and 4 remain closed.
Additional ResourcesFirst Responder Support Line
Mental Health Resources
Tips for Caregivers
Emergency Food and Water Resources
Disaster Recovery Flyer