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Department of Social Services submits waiver to USDA, FNS allowing Food Stamp online purchases in Missouri  

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on Missouri Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households, the Department of Social Services (DSS) submitted a waiver on April 17, 2020 to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service to allow Missourians receiving SNAP benefits an online option to purchase food.

Missouri begins processing claims for the self-employed and others ineligible for regular unemployment

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) is now processing unemployment claims for the self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors, and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits and have been impacted by the coronavirus.

Crawford County agent named ‘Outstanding Agent of the Year’ for MDC’s St. Louis region

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employs more than 200 agents throughout the Show-Me State who protect its fish, forest and wildlife resources. Each one shows commitment to that mission, but every year MDC’s St. Louis region recognizes one agent who has gone above and beyond their duties and provided exceptional service with the regional Outstanding Conservation Agent of the Year award. For 2019, the honor was awarded to Conservation Agent Patrice Reese, who serves Crawford County.