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Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Wyoming FFY 2019-2021

posted Feb 4, 2019, 9:42 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 9:45 AM ]

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Wyoming FFY 2019-2021

Other resources available for Food Assistance

posted Jan 29, 2019, 10:23 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 11:47 AM ]

DFS works with the Food Bank of the Rockies to administer The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), to help supply the food banks across the state.  TEFAP is a Federal program, separate from SNAP, that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.  TEFAP is administered at the Federal Level by the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The program was designed to help reduce Federal food inventories and storage costs while assisting the needy. DFS contracts with the Food Bank of the Rockies to provide outreach, application processing, commodity storage and distribution, and reporting functions for TEFAP in each county. To be eligible for TEFAP, households must have gross monthly income that is equal to or less than 130% of the current federal poverty level based on household size.

There are a lot of partners that do not distribute TEFAP goods, but can help with additional food assistance, including mobile pantries (which are open to the public). All DFS field office staff have been equipped with a list of the TEFAP locations, partnering agencies, as well as the mobile pantry schedule http://wyomingfoodbank.org/mobile-pantries-wyoming/, so they can assist any citizens in need.

SNAP Notification

posted Jan 11, 2019, 10:11 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated May 6, 2019, 7:10 AM by Clint Hanes ]

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SNAP Benefits

posted Dec 27, 2018, 11:04 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated May 6, 2019, 7:12 AM by Clint Hanes ]

EBT app for SNAP

posted Sep 19, 2018, 8:59 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 10:19 AM ]


posted Sep 14, 2018, 1:04 PM by Christene Diers

DFS is required to review and evaluate the SSBG Plan annually. As a result of this review, changes were made for additional areas to be implemented in the new federal fiscal year in accordance with the DFS overall strategic plan.

In an effort to gather input from stakeholders, agencies, citizens, and community organizations, the SSBG Plan was distributed to field staff, the Wyoming Citizens Review Panel, and the Wyoming Department of Health as well as input from community members through a public notice and comment period. This plan was published as the proposed plan and made available for public comment for a period of 45 days in accordance with the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. The Social Services Block Grant Plan is published in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and the Casper Star Tribune and posted on our website at: http://dfsweb.wyo.gov.

After the public comment period, the SSBG Plan is updated taking into consideration any comments received. The plan will be forwarded to the Department of Health and Human Services as the plan for the State of Wyoming for the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Audits for prior federal fiscal years can be obtained from the Office of State of Wyoming Auditor’s Office or from the following website: sao.wyo.gov/publications


Public notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Department of Family Services intends to act on the Annual Social Services Block Grant Plan. A copy is available at the address below or from the county offices of the Department. This plan describes the social services made available through the Department for the federal fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018.

Every year since 1975, the Department has published a proposed plan for social services offered to communities. The Department presents the proposed plan to the public, reviews their comments, and publishes a finalized plan which then becomes the operational plan for the federal fiscal year.
Written comments may be submitted to the following address:

Brian DeTavernier, Program Analyst Department of Family Services/Social Services Division
2300 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Public Comment for LIEAP 2019

posted Jul 26, 2018, 11:01 AM by Christene Diers   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 11:01 AM ]


The Wyoming Department of Family Services is requesting Public Comment on a waiver to the FFY 2019 Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Plan.  The waiver would increase the percentage of LIEAP funding to the Weatherization Program for persons of low income.  The waiver would increase the LIEAP Weatherization funding to up to twenty-five percent (25%) instead of the standard allowable fifteen percent (15%).  Awarding these Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will not reduce the funding available for LIEAP benefits during the upcoming LIEAP program year.
A copy of the Waiver Request will be furnished upon request.  Contact LIEAP, Department of Family Services, 1700 Robertson Avenue, Worland, WY, 82401.  Copies may also be requested by email to dfs-lieap@wyo.gov. Comments are invited to be submitted in writing to dfs-lieap@wyo.gov by August 5, 2018.

Brenda Ilg
LIEAP Program Manager
307-347-6181, extension 34

Notice of Public Hearing

posted Apr 20, 2018, 12:54 PM by Christene Diers

Notice is hereby given of the intent of the Department of Family Services to adopt a plan governing the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  The grant application/state plan establishes standards for the delivery of the Weatherization Assistance Program and includes provisions related to program administration, determination of eligibility, program standards and guidelines, scope of weatherization work, applicant rights, quality assurance, and program personnel.  A public hearing will be held in Worland at 1700 Robertson Avenue, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.,  Monday, April 30, 2018.    Comments in advance of the public hearing may be emailed to dfs-lieap@wyo.gov.  They may also be faxed to 307-347-6184. A copy of the grant application/state plan may be viewed at dfsweb.wyo.gov/  .  Interested parties may also request a copy by calling (307)347-6181, extension 34.
Questions may be directed to the WAP Program Manager, dfs-lieap@wyo.gov. 

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Christene Diers,
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