Community Outreach and Resources
In March 2023, Your SNAP Emergency Allotment Will End
Dear [Name]
This letter is to inform you that the amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that you receive will decrease effective March 2023. This is due to the federal government ending the SNAP emergency allotments you received over the pandemic.

Why are your benefits decreasing?

Congress temporarily increased SNAP benefits because of the COVID-19 public health emergency with emergency allotments. This means you have been getting more benefits on your EBT card each month than you normally would. 
Congress is ending SNAP emergency allotments. Your last emergency allotment will be in February 2023. You will no longer receive SNAP emergency allotments beginning in March 2023. Your normal amount is the first SNAP benefit you received in the month and the emergency allotment has been the second SNAP benefit issued at the end of the month. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and your county agency do not have control over this change.
You will continue to receive your normal SNAP amount; only the emergency allotment SNAP benefit you received at the end of each month is stopping. 

What do you need to do?

This letter does not require you to do anything. It is just letting you know that the SNAP emergency allotments will stop. You will continue to receive your normal SNAP benefit until the end of your certification period, as long as you are eligible. When you need to complete an interim report or reapply for a new certification period, you will receive another notice with instructions on how to do so.

Can you request a state hearing?

No, there are no fair hearing rights or fair hearing benefits on the ending of the SNAP emergency allotments because this is a federal law change.

How to check how much benefits are on your EBT card

To check the balance on your EBT card, you can call the phone number listed on the back of your EBT card. Remember that the decrease in your monthly benefit amount will not happen until March 2023.
Any SNAP benefits you have received will remain on your card and will continue to follow the normal expungement process.
To check your normal SNAP benefit amount you can go to  https://benefits.ohio.gov/.

If you have other questions

If you have questions or need more information, please call 1-844-640-6446.

Parent Mentor Job Opening

The LCESC has an immediate opening for a Parent Mentor to join the Licking County Educational Service Center for the 2022-2023 school year. This position is part-time (21 hours a week), grant funded, and is based on need. A Parent Mentor is the parent, grandparent, or stepparent of a child with a disability employed by local education agencies and Educational Service Centers to help families and school districts by providing support, information and training services.  A Parent Mentor guides and navigates families through the Special Education and supports the work of special education by conveying the parent perspective to the districts and helps the parents to understand their district’s responsibilities and perspectives.  This role is a partner to community agencies that support children with exceptionalities. They help connect families to local resources and to build networks of support for the child, school and, community.   A Parent Mentor works to educate the parents in the necessary supports so that the family will feel empowered as a member of the student's educational team.  With education and empowerment, the parent will be engaged in their child's educational present and future outcomes. Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Schedule is flexible however, evenings may occasionally be required to meet family’s needs.  If you are interested and qualified, please send your resume or inquiries to Rachel Gerber at [email protected].  Position will be opened until filled.  

Allison Riley

Family and Community Partnership Liaison
740-349-1631

Job Opening
Parent Mentor
Email [email protected] if interested and qualified
Temporary Parent Mentor Allison Riley


Please join us for an Inclusive Family Fun Day – Free of Charge!
Open to all ages
 
Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heath Middle School
310 Licking Valley Drive
Heath, Ohio



Sensitive Bunny

Licking County ESC Sensitive Bunny

Location: Flying Colors Public Preschool
                119 Union St. Newark Ohio 43055
Date: Saturday April 1st 2023
Time: Pre-Registration Required 
**(Will be scheduled in a 30 minute timeslot between 9-2)
Contact Allison Riley to Pre-Register
[email protected] or 740-349-1631
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