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Grayson County Covid-19 Helpline 


Happy January!

We will be closed on Monday January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day but will reopen on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM.

Grayson County Department of Social Services is still staffed and open

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 

Please call before you visit the office to make an appointment as access is still limited. We will still be happy to assist you via phone, email or mail.

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Are you interesting in becoming a child care provider in Grayson County? Are you already providing child care in Grayson County?

Please contact Amanda Shore at 276-773-2452 ext 205 or via email at


Applications for SNAP, TANF, VIEW, Medicaid, and Cooling Assistance are now in a covered box outside the office for your convenience.


These manual applications must be returned via the mail, fax or use the DSS drop-box at the end of the cement wall as you approach our exterior door (behind the light post).


Energy Assistance 2021 News:

Crisis Assistance applications are available and will be accepted until March 15, 2022. You can apply online, via phone or with a paper application. 

SNAP 2021 News:

Emergency SNAP Allotments:

Emergency SNAP Allotments will be available on

March 25, 2020, April 16, 2020, May 11, 2020 June 17, 2020, July 16, 2020, August 16, 2020, September 16, 2020, October 16, 2020, November 16, 2020, December 16, 2020, continuing into 2021

on January 16, 2021, February 16, 2021, March 16, 2021, April 16, 2021, May 16, 2021, June 16, 2021,  

July 16, 2021, August 16, 2021, September 16, 2021, October 16, 2021, November 16, 2021, December 16, 2021 and January 16, 2022.

These allotments are meant to increase the household's SNAP benefit to the maximum benefit for that household's size. No additional action is needed as this will happen automatically. If the household is already receiving the maximum benefit, there will not be an emergency allotment disbursed. 


* Emergency SNAP benefits will continue for January 2022. December's issuance of Emergency SNAP is scheduled for January 16, 2022. *

SNAP Online Purchasing:

VDSS is pleased to announce that effective May 29, 2020, SNAP recipients in Virginia may purchase food from approved online retailers using their EBT card!


Currently, the approved online retailers are Amazon and Walmart. Both retailers provide information on their website about using EBT for online purchases. SNAP benefits may only be used to purchase eligible food. Delivery fees and other associated charges may not be paid for with SNAP benefits.

Local Board Meetings:
Thursday January 20, 2022 at 8:30 am
Thursday March 17, 2022 at 8:30 am
Thursday May 19, 2022 at 8:30 am