COVID-19 CalFresh emergency allotment for August 2020

California has been approved to issue an emergency allotment of CalFresh for August, 2020.  The emergency allotment will be issued on September 12 to raise each household’s monthly CalFresh allotment to the maximum allowable for the household size.  Per guidance from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), households already receiving the maximum allotment are not eligible to receive an emergency allotment.

Moving forward, emergency allotments may be approved by FNS on a month-to-month basis until the Secretary of Health and Human Services rescinds the public health emergency. (ACWDL, August 3, 2020.)