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Federal Disaster Declaration Brings Food Assistance to Irving Residents

Irving residents can now access short-term food help through the state's Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) following a federal disaster declaration. D-SNAP offers a one-time benefit to help people buy food. Current SNAP recipients can also request additional assistance for food destroyed or ruined due to the disaster.

D-SNAP and SNAP Replacement Deadline: June 30

Households not normally eligible for SNAP may qualify for D-SNAP due to disaster-related expenses, such as loss of income, property damage, relocation expenses, and food loss from power outages. Eligible households receive one month of benefits, equivalent to the maximum amount issued to a SNAP household of their size. Benefits are provided via an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, usable at most grocery stores.

How to Apply

  • Call 211, select Option 8
  • Submit Form H1855 in-person at a local benefits office, via fax to (877) 447-2839, or by mail to: Texas Health and Human Services Commission P.O. Box 149027 Austin, TX 78714-9027

FEMA Individual Assistance for Other Needs (ONA)

The FEMA Individuals and Households Program provides financial help for necessary expenses and serious needs not covered by insurance or other sources. For this event, ONA can cover up to $750 worth of groceries for individuals who lost food due to the prolonged power outage. FEMA will verify that the residence was affected by a power outage.

Application Deadline: July 16

If you have already applied for FEMA Housing Assistance, there is no need to apply separately for ONA. To apply:

  • Go online to
  • Download the FEMA App for mobile devices
  • Call the FEMA helpline at (800) 621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Help is available in most languages
  • If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone, or other service, provide FEMA with your number for that service.

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