Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county.
1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 348-3001

Department of Family and Community Development

Important Information for SNAP Recipients
about their October Benefits

In the event of a federal government shut down,
SNAP recipients will still receive their
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits
for October at the regular time.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Provides extra help to pay for food at approved locations.

NJ SNAP (Food Stamps)

Cash Assistance
Work First New Jersey (WFNJ)

Provides monthly cash, short-term housing support, child care, job search and readiness. Includes TANF and GA.

Work First N.J. (WFNJ)

NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid
NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid

Provides free or low-cost health care that may help pay for medical bills, doctor visits and prescriptions for certain low income individuals or families.

NJ Medicaid

Hours of Service - Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

County Office Building

1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-3001

Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development is an umbrella organization dedicated to the well being of all citizens of the county. This department administers the Work First New Jersey welfare reform program and works closely with the courts to establish and enforce the financial obligations of non-custodial parents. In addition to its workforce development programs, this department strives to coordinate its efforts with those of state and city governments, as well as other social service organizations. It attempts to solve the problems of TANF, Food Stamp and Medicaid recipients, as well as problems with housing and emergency assistance.

Three levels of government support Atlantic County’s programs and services: Federal, State and County. Officially, Atlantic County operates a federally mandated, state supervised, county administered service system. Laws, regulations, policies are set at the federal, state and local levels.

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Continuum of Care for the Homeless

Continuum of Care Proposal Request

Emergency SNAP Extra Benefits Are Ending in February 2023
Due to a recent change in federal law, the extra temporary benefits known as SNAP Emergency Allotments are ending in February. Effective March 2023, SNAP recipients will only receive their regular SNAP benefits.
Visit to learn more.

New Mobile App for EBT Card Users

ConnectEBT App logo - green square with 2 interlocking white circlesDownload the ConnectEBT App in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to check your balance, confirm your last deposit, change your PIN and review up to 12 months of transaction history.

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Stay Connected

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program -
Helping people stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. More Information

New Program – NJSave
for low-income older residents
and individuals with disabilities
Save money on Medicare premiums,
prescriptions and other living expenses.

Apply online.

Two Community Shuttles To Serve Atlantic County Residents Transportation Needs - Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle and the English Creek Tilton Road Community [hotlink]

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