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NAP benefits for February to be issued as scheduled

(Press Release) — The Nutrition Assistance Program will be distributing NAP benefits to eligible households for February 2019 as scheduled. The schedule is as follows:

Tinian

Wednesday

01/30/2019

Rota

Thursday

01/31/2019

Saipan

02/01/2019

Friday

1st Day

D to L

02/04/2019

Monday

2nd Day

M to R

02/05/2019

Tuesday

3rd Day

S to Z

02/06/2019

Wednesday

4th Day

A to C

02/07/2019

Thursday

5th Day

Open Day

NAP reminds Saipan and Tinian households whose certifications were extended to February 2019 as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu are required to renew their cases on the dates listed above. Additionally, households whose certifications were extended to March 2019 will be required to renew during the benefit distribution schedule for March 2019.

As a result of Super Typhoon Yutu, households whose certification expired in November 2018 were extended to February 2019. Those whose certification expired on December 2018 were extended to March 2019.

NAP is currently providing assistance to 3,062 households in the CNMI consisting of 8,385 eligible individuals. There are 7,735 individuals receiving assistance on Saipan, 370 on Tinian, 272 on Rota, and 8 in the Northern Islands.

Based on the 2010 CNMI Census there were 15,280 households living on Saipan and Tinian; 14,406 on Saipan and 874 on Tinian. These were the figures used to determine estimates for the Emergency Food Assistance that was authorized as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu.

The total estimated costs for the DNAP and Supplement benefits for Super Typhoon Yutu was $8,562,834 for 15,280 households. The DNAP projected issuance was $8,193,802 for an estimate of 12,409 households and $369,032 of disaster supplements for estimate of 2,871 households for Saipan and Tinian.

Preliminary figures indicated 17,028 households received emergency food assistance, an additional 1,748 households more than expected. The emergency food assistance on Tinian was operated from November 15 to 21, 2018 and on Saipan from November 25 to December 8. Saipan was approved an extension of an additional seven days from the originally approved operation period of November 25 to December 1, 2018.

A total of 158 DNAP applications were denied. The reasons for the denials were excess income or excess resources.

The funding used to disburse the DNAP and Supplemental benefits came from the FY 2018 NAP block grant carryover funds and the ENAP grant. In terms of the regular NAP program, operation will continue as usual.

For more information please contact the NAP administration office at 237-2842 or 237-2843.