Carson City - July 27, 2020
Applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Nevada is going to be a smoother process thanks to the extension of a federal waiver. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services announced today that all interviews for SNAP applications has been waived due to COVID-19. The requirement had been previously waived, but it was set to be reinstated by the federal Food and Nutrition Services office. Given that Nevada continues to operate in Phase 2 of reopening, the waiver was allowed to remain in place for the next two months.
“With this waiver in place, we reduce the risk for transmission of COVID-19” said Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Administrator Steve Fisher, “the health and safety of our communities is our top priority.”
More information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other assistance programs can be found at http://dhhs.nv.gov/essentialservices/.