Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Last Published: 11/29/2018

Incident: Typhoon Yutu

When: October 25, 2018

Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP)

  • On November 29, 2018 FNS approved CNMI’s request to extend D-NAP operations.  This approval extends the application period through December 8, and approves a revised issuance schedule for ongoing NAP participants.  This approval also allows NAP and D-NAP households to purchase hot foods for immediate consumption with benefits through January 31, 2019.  Local coupons may also be used to purchase imported, eligible foods through January 31, 2019.
  • On November 9, 2018, FNS approved CNMI's request to implement a Disaster Nutrition Assistance Program (D-NAP) to serve households that reside in the Northern Islands of Saipan and Tinian. D-NAP applications will be accepted on Tinian  for 7 days, beginning on November 15 through November 21, 2018.  D-NAP applications will be accepted on Saipan for 7 days, beginning on November 25 through December 1, 2018. 
  • FNS also approved CNMI's request to allow NAP and D-NAP households to purchase hot foods for immediate consumption with benefits through December 31, 2018.  Local coupons may also be used to purchase imported, eligible foods through December 31, 2018. 

 

Incident: Typhoon Mangkhut

When: Sept. 10, 2018

Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP)

  • On October 16, 2018, FNS approved CNMI's request to implement a D-NAP on the Island of Rota. D-NAP applications will be accepted from October 22-26, 2018.
  • On September 26, 2018, FNS approved CNMI’s request to extend the 10-day reporting requirement for replacement of food purchased with NAP benefits due to loss caused by Typhoon Mangkhut.  Households on the Island of Rota had until October 10, 2018, to report NAP food loss and request replacement benefits.

If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your State, please contact your local State office.

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