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DSHS offers Disaster Cash Assistance Program to affected individuals

COLFAX — Residents affected by recent wildfires in Eastern Washington can apply for emergency cash assistance through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

In an emergency proclamation on Aug. 19, effective through Friday, Sept. 29, Governor Jay Inslee released funding to activate the Disaster Cash Assistance Program to help residents of Whitman, Spokane, and Pend Oreille counties.

Department spokesperson Norah West said that the proclamation enables DSHS to offer Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) benefits to some people who are not eligible for other programs that may mee...


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