Greetings and welcome to September The following email is to give you some brief updates on recent SNAP policy items of interest.
As you start dusting off the pile of unopened mail and emails from your summer break or getting kids back to school, we wanted to alert you to a number of SNAP related events that you may want to tuck into your fall calendar. We are also delighted to include an MLRI job announcement on a very exciting project! So, brace yourselves for a busy fall!!
SNAP Academy Webinar - SNAP and Low Income College Students: September 16th
This one hour FREE webinar is on:Wednesday, September 16th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST
Greetings. In case you are not on the CBPP eblast list, their SNAP Academy Webinar series is gearing up again - with the first starting on September 16th. These are FREE webinars with presenters throughout the country on important SNAP issues. Mark your calendars !! See also link for audio/powerpoints on first webinar series.
1. MA SNAP Caseload No Longer Dropping - Most recent USDA SNAP data shows small MA caseload increase in May 2015!! THANK YOU!!
The battle is not over to repair the broken safety-net, but we have GOOD NEWS! We have STOPPED THE DROP!
1. Boston SNAP Coalition on Tuesday, July 28th:
This is a reminder that our next SNAP Coalition meeting is July 28 from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston, 39 Boylston Street, 6th Floor. There is NO Coalition meeting in August. The SNAP Coalition agenda will include:
We have seen recent SNAP cases with issues in the SNAP calculation, specifically regarding the household size.
ALWAYS BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR CLIENT'S SNAP CALCULATION TO MAKE SURE THE HOUSEHOLD SIZE IS CORRECT