COVID-19 CalFresh emergency allotment for January 2021

California has been approved to issue an emergency allotment of CalFresh for January, 2021.  The emergency allotment will be issued on February 7, 2021 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.  However, the Consolidated Appropriations Act increases CalFresh allotments by 15% for the period January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.  Information about this increase will be issued in a future letter.

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, January 4, 2021.)