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Disaster Food Assistance Program
Disaster Food Assistance Program Benefits
Low-income residents in Macomb and Oakland counties who were affected by late June flooding may be eligible to receive Disaster Food Assistance Program (DFAP) benefits.
To be eligible, residents must:
- Have lived in Macomb or Oakland counties as of June 25, 2021.
- Meet income and asset requirements.
- Be directly impacted by the flooding.
- Not have received food assistance benefits in July 2021.
Residents must apply and interview for benefits in person.
When applying in person, residents should wear a mask or be prepared to be given a mask to wear as a COVID-19 precaution.
How To Apply
Residents must apply and interview in-person between November 3-9. Individuals who currently
receive food assistance are not eligible.
Note: Only one person per household needs to be present to apply. Please limit the number of people from the same household at application sites to allow for social distancing.
What Do I Need To Apply
Applicants should bring some form of identification. Applicants are encouraged to bring proof of residence, proof of any income and any liquid assets, if possible. Masks are required inside of the facility.
Identification. Identity can be verified with the following:
- Driver's license.
- State-issued ID.
- Military ID.
- School-issued identity card.
- Social Security Number.
- Signed affidavit on application.
Proof of address. Residence: can be verified with the following:
- Driver's License.
- Other ID with address.
- Utility bills.
- Tax bills.
- Will accept client statement if verification unavailable.
Document of flood damages.
Note: Proof of citizenship is not a requirement.
Applicants must :
- Have lived in Macomb or Oakland counties on June 25, 2021.
- Not have received food assistance benefits (SNAP) in July 2021.
- Meet income and asset requirements for your household size (See chart on Benefit Amount tab)
- Be directly affected by the recent flooding. Must have experienced at least one of the following:
- Destroyed or spoiled food.
- Disaster-related personal injury.
- Lost or no access to income or assets due to the disaster, including reduced, terminated or delayed receipt of income, for a large part of the benefit period.
- The need for home or business repairs.
- Temporary shelter expenses.
- Evacuation or relocation expenses.
Eligible households will receive a one-time-only benefit. Households must not exceed the income limit for their family size during the disaster benefit period.
This is based on:
- Adding household's take-home income and accessible liquid resources, and
- Subtracting unreimbursed disaster expenses as determined by MDHHS
See chart below for benefit amounts.
Household Size Income Limit (monthly) Benefit Amount 1 $1,817 $234 2 $2,190 $430 3 $2,563 $616 4 $2,951 $782 5 $3,355 $929 6 $3,759 $1,114 7 $4,133 $1,232 8 $4,506 $1,408 Each extra member in household plus $374 plus $176
Households approved for the Disaster Food Assistance Program will receive a Bridge Card, an electronic benefits card similar to a debit card that can be used to redeem their food assistance benefits at eligible retail stores and farmers markets.
Where To Apply
Residents of Macomb and Oakland counties can apply at the locations below.
Hours of Operation: Clients will be able to apply:
- Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Thursday Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. - noon
- Monday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. - noon.
25000 Hall Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036
- Kensington Church
4640 S. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion, MI 48359
- Kensington Church
1825 E. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48085