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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 23, 2021 DHS LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL TO MODERNIZE THE FOSTER CARE LICENSING AND APPLICATION PROCESS New Web-Based System Will Make the Process More Convenient for Applicants  HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Welfare Services (CWS) launched a new online portal this week that will modernize the resource ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2021  SUMMER P-EBT BENEFITS BEGIN TO ROLL-OUT IN JULY 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) have announced the roll-out of Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits this week. Benefits are allocated to children who qualify for ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2021 DHS PROVIDES FOOD SUPPORT THROUGH KEIKI UNDER 6 PROGRAM HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced information about the Keiki Under 6 Food Support Program. This program provides benefits for children under the age of 6 years old who have received SNAP benefits at any ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2021 DHS RESUMES RECERTIFICATION AND BENEFIT RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SNAP AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – EFFECTIVE BEGINNING JULY 1, 2021 HONOLULU — In keeping with federal requirements, the state Department of Human Services (DHS), Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division (BESSD) announced today that beginning July 1, 2021, the department will ...
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MEDIA RELEASE April 15, 2021 No Kid Hungry invests $2 million in innovative SNAP efforts in six states “This exciting new initiative will lead to evidence-based policy change, helping more kids and families who are facing hardship get the food they need.” says Jillien Meier, Director, No Kid Hungry campaign.   Washington, DC: Share Our Strength’s ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Human Services – One of Six States to Receive Grant to Combat Childhood Hunger

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 (updated 4/16/2021)   THIRD ROUND OF P-EBT BENEFITS BEGIN TO ROLL-OUT IN APRIL 2021 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced that there will be a third round of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) benefits allocated ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 IMPORTANT UPDATE: SNAP Replacement Benefits Deadline Extended to April 14, Additional Districts Covered  HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS), in coordination with the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), is announcing an important update to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Replacement Benefit deadline. Due to recent flooding and ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Extended to August 15  Joint Press Release from: Cathy Betts – Director, Department of Human Services and Colin M. Hayashida – Insurance Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs HONOLULU — Hawai‘i residents are encouraged to take advantage of new ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY February 12, 2021 Med-QUEST is pleased to share this important update and press release… President Biden’s Executive Order that provides a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the Health Insurance Marketplace which begins on February 15, 2021, and continues through May 15, 2021. This SEP on Healthcare.Gov is being offered in response to the ...
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Department of Education ● Department of Health . Department of Human Services State of Hawai‘i  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2021 Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021 HONOLULU —To ensure the water at Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities ...
Read More Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021

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