Will there be any considerations for food stamp requirements?

The State is working on a disaster SNAP program that will help residents who need to apply for assistance with food during this public health emergency. As directed by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 27, the Department of Children and Families has submitted a federal waiver to temporarily increase all Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients’ benefit amounts to the maximum monthly allotment based on household size for the months of March and April. Clients can expect to receive their additional March funds as early as April 3, Updates have been posted on the website regarding SNAP benefits.

  • To apply for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF) or Medicaid, individuals should go to https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
  • Clients logging in to the ACCESS Self-Service Portal should go to https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
  • Customers are required to complete an interview to receive benefits. Customers should call 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323 (TTY 1-800-955-8771) to complete an interview telephonically.
  • Customers can order an EBT card, get information about EBT transactions, or report an EBT card as lost or stolen at https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or by calling 1-888-356-3281.
  • If you have trouble understanding English or need help communicating with the Department of Children and Families, Economic Self-Sufficiency Program, please call 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323.
  • If you are an individual with a disability and need help with the application process or other ACCESS services, please find the region point of contact listed at the following website: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/individual-with-disability/auxiliary-aids-plan.shtml.
  • Online Purchasing Pilot: On April 14, the Florida Department of Children and Families announced Florida will pilot a program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase groceries online with the use of an EBT card. SNAP participants are automatically eligible to participate in this program and do not need to apply. In coordination with federal, state, and local partners will ensure Floridians can access nutritious food while also practicing social distancing and self-quarantining to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The pilot program will begin with an initial launch on April 16, expanding statewide on April 21.

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1. How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Brevard County and in Cocoa?
2. What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?
3. How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
4. What steps can my family take to reduce our risk of getting COVID-19?
5. How can my family and I prepare for COVID-19?
6. How come the City of Cocoa is not on our local news with updates?
7. How can I still participate in the Council Meetings without being able to be there in person?
8. Will there be any considerations for food stamp requirements?
9. Is our water safe to drink?
10. What happens if a Utility Worker at the water plant contracts the virus?
11. Does the City have a contingency fund to help get through this pandemic and continue basic City services?
12. How is Cocoa working with other agencies throughout the County and State to make sure services are maintained and information is communicated?
13. Does the City of Cocoa have it's own Emergency Manager or do you just coordinate with the County?
14. Why haven't you shut down the City?
15. Why is the splash pad at Riverfront Park turned off?
16. What is the City of Cocoa doing to protect it's employees?
17. Have events been cancelled?
18. Should I use soap and water or a hand sanitizer to protect against COVID-19?
19. What cleaning products should I use to protect against COVID-19?
20. Are children more at risk?
21. How should parents talk to children about COVID-19?
22. Do I need to boil my water?
23. Can I get COVID-19 from wastewater or sewage?
24. Do wastewater treatment plants treat COVID-19?
25. Should wastewater workers take extra precautions to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus?
26. Is it okay to flush disinfecting wipes?