COVID-19 CalFresh emergency allotment for September 2020

California has been approved to issue an emergency allotment of CalFresh for September, 2020.  The emergency allotment will be issued on October 18 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.

Note that the August 2020 emergency allotment will issued on September 13, 2020, not September 12 as previously announced.

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 24, 2020.)