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The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

MLRI analysis of FY22 Proposed Ways and Mean Budget and key amendments we need your help on

SNAP Awareness Week, P-EBT updates, Child care lawsuit

 

Thanks again for a terrific Coalition meeting and thanks to the Department of Public Health for their WIC presentation.  Our next Coalition meeting will be Tuesday 4/27 from 10-11:30 AM. Here are some follow up items.

Basic Benefits Trainings on Tenants Rights, Veteran's Benefits, and Immigrants/Public Benefits: The MCLE website is back!

As you may know, Mass Continuing Legal Education had some issues with their website in March and April, and had to postpone a number of their trainings. (In some cases, they also were unable to notify many registrants in advance of cancelled sessions, for which they deeply apologize and will extend credit to the rescheduled session.) 

P-EBT retro to approx. 600k MA children TODAY! + Coalition mtg Tues 4/13

Info on tomorrow's SNAP Coalition meeting below, along with an overview of the tens of millions of critical P-EBT dollars going out to families today!!
 
SNAP Coalition - tomorrow, 4/13 from 10-11:30 AM
 

MCLE- MLRI Immigrant/Benefit Training for today is postponed to May 6th - due to ongoing MCLE IT/server issues

Dear SNAP Coalition members:

If you registered for the Mass Continuing Legal Education Immigrant/Benefits training that was scheduled for April 8th, it has been POSTPONED to May 6th. 

Training updates, SNAP Emergency Allotments, P-EBT & CEP Updates and Call to Action

This is just a brief reminder of our upcoming SNAP Coalition meeting on Tuesday, April 13th from 10 to 11:30 AM.  We will have a robust agenda with updates on the SNAP emergency allotments, P-EBT and federal and state legislative updates.   See Zoom link below. 

Please also see FRAC’s alert below on urging members of Congress to support in the next COVID-19 Relief Package a) Healthy School Meals for All, b) long term investments in SNAP and c) permanent  Child Tax Credit improvements. 

Biden Administration to Provide Emergency SNAP Benefits to Lowest Income SNAP Households - $23.6M/mo for More MA SNAP Households

Public charge fact sheets & April 1st webinar; P-EBT updates; 3 month SNAP time limit updates!

We are writing with important updates on “public charge,” a training tomorrow and efforts to repeal the SNAP 3-month time limit/work rules.

Public Charge updates, client materials and Virtual Q&A tomorrow  

EBT Card/DTA Connect updates, EOHHS Public Charge guidance, END to litigation on Trump ABAWD rule

We have a few very positive updates below! The next SNAP Coalition meeting will be the second Tuesday of April- April 13, from 10-11:30. We will be focusing on public charge/ immigrant eligibility and elements of the American Rescue Plan - including Economic Impact Payments and more. 
 
EBT card + DTA Connect updates - application question & EBT card replacement/tracking 
 
DTA shared at SNAP Coalition on Tuesday some very exciting updates:

Coalition meeting tomorrow 3/23; SNAP Gap Interactive Map, College Students, Senior Work Off Abatements & More!

Reminder, we have our regular 4th Tuesday SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, March 23rd, from 10 to 11:30 AM.  

The Agenda will include updates on P-EBT for 0-5 year olds, the 15% boost in P-EBT for kids in eligible hybrid or remote learning models, brief updates on federal and state anti-hunger legislation and more!  Here is the Zoom Link: 

Updated SNAP Gap Map by Zip and by Every Senate and House District!

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