The Nutrition Assistance Program is still providing application forms and accepting applications via the drop box at its As Lito office location.
Applications will continue to be reviewed and acted on; however, all interviews and consultations related to applications for NAP benefits will be carried out over the telephone, not in-person. Applicants may also contact NAP with questions related to their application via telephone at 237-2801 or 237-2802.
On Rota, applications can be picked up and dropped off at the DCCA’s office at the Old Rota High School in Songsong. Applicants on Rota can call 532-9354 with questions about their application.
On Tinian, applications can be picked up and dropped off at the DCCA’s office at the San Jose Village Gymnasium. Applicants on Tinian can call 433-9330 with questions about their application.
NAP is currently issuing the remaining benefits and those who have recently been authorized for the month of March 2020 on Saipan. However, only six individuals at a time are allowed to enter the Benefit Issuance Center at the As Lito office.
Additionally, NAP is working on protocols for the distribution of benefits during the issuance weeks for April, to ensure this is carried out in the safest way possible. An “open-air” distribution, limitations on the number of recipients at a time, physical distancing between recipients and between recipients and staff, sanitation regimes, and other measures are being taken into consideration in the design of the issuance protocol.
NAP will be providing additional public notice regarding the protocol for the April issuance of benefits in the coming days. (PR)