First, the good news ... for now. SNAP benefits for families and individuals currently receiving SNAP will not be impacted in October. The U.S. Congress on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline, passing a stop-gap measure to extend funding for federal agencies until Dec. 11. Read the MSN article on Congress Passing Funding Bill.
The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.
All the signs now indicate that Government shutdown will be averted - for now. Nonetheless, we fully expect this issue to come back full throttle in early December. More news to follow. Looking forward, here's a couple of important events for your October 2015 calendars:
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From: Food Research and Action Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
1. SNAP Caseload Update:
Many Seniors May See Small Decrease in SNAP benefits starting in October
Quick reminder on two trainings in September !
1. 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
We are writing to give you more updates of PROGRESS being made in Massachusetts! Some of this is "in the weeds" - but since many of you ask about or follow this stuff so, here goes:
1. BEACON System Improvements for SNAP Applications and Interim Reporting:
At the end of August DTA made many updates to their computer system, BEACON. We wanted to share with you some of the biggest changes that will impact your clients and your advocacy.
Greetings and welcome to September The following email is to give you some brief updates on recent SNAP policy items of interest.