*Has your contact information changed? Don’t miss important news about your benefits. Please update your contact info online now! If you’re a HUSKY A, B or D member, go to www.accesshealth.ct.com and sign in to your Access Health CT User Account. If you’re a HUSKY C member, SNAP or cash assistance client, go to www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov and sign in to your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov). Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents & more! Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6632). And check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app--access your account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

*Our customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632), except during system maintenance on Friday, 06/24/2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 6/25/2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., during which ConneCT/MyDSS and PWA will experience a complete outage.

Nutrition Assistance Programs

Overview

Nutrition Assistance programs provide food and cash equivalents to various populations DSS serves. Their goal is to promote adequate nutrition among the target populations.
 
Connecticut Nutrition Assistance Program (CTNAP)
 
The Department of Social Services contracts with the Connecticut Food Bank, Inc. for this program. Connecticut Food Bank, Inc. purchases high protein foods and other nutritionally beneficial supplemental foods in bulk to be distributed by eligible food pantries, emergency shelters and soup kitchens to needy households. Approximately 300 food banks, pantries, shelters, etc. participate in the CTNAP program.
 
SFY 2020 Allocation $660,772.50

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
 
DSS contracts with Connecticut Food Bank, Inc. and Foodshare, Inc. to distribute United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities to eligible food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens that serve meals and provide food to households. These commodities include items such as canned vegetables, fruits, meat, cereals, etc.  The amount of funding received by each state depends on its low-income and unemployed population. For more information on the USDA TEFAP program please follow this link: 
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tefap/emergency-food-assistance-program-tefap Opens in a new window
 
A listing of food pantries and emergency food assistance locations in your area can also be obtained by calling Infoline from any area in the state – just dial  211 or visit: the Infoline website http://www.infoline.org/ Opens in a new window
 
FFY 2020 Food Value Allocation           $3,597,491.00      
FFY 2020 Administrative Allocation        $815,588.00

 

 

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement 

 

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