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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for March 2021

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

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!

federal & state updates, action items, & trainings

Greetings SNAP Coalition members.  

American Rescue Plan SIGNED! + SNAP gap data, college student into & more

Lots of info below as we head into the weekend. We are all reflecting this week on the challenges and losses of the past 12 months. It has been a year of extreme difficulties, sadness, frustration, and economic strife for so many. We are deeply appreciative of your work and we have hope for the year ahead - We are especially hopeful today because the American Rescue Plan was JUST signed by President Biden!!!
 

Breaking public charge news!! + messaging for immigrant families

We have very positive news to share this morning!! Please also see information below about an upcoming training on immigrants and benefits - this is a very important time to make sure all eligible households get the benefits they are eligible for! 
 
The Trump-era Public Charge Regulations are NO LONGER in Effect!!!
 

Coalition tomorrow, SNAP caseload data/chart, overview American Rescue Plan

 
SNAP Coalition - tomorrow, Tuesday 3/9 from 10-11:30 AM 
 

USDA approves MA P-EBT state plan! Approx 96K MA infants and kids ages 0-5 now eligible, and 15% boost in P-EBT as well!

P-EBT Advocacy Strategies; SNAP & College Students Webinar; Upcoming Training on Unemployment and More!

Our NEXT SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, March 9th at 10 AM.  The meeting will include a presentation by DTA’s SNAP Employment and Training team, to share some of the increasingly important resources available to SNAP households – all voluntary services – looking to get skills to get back in the workforce. We will also have brief updates on the American Rescue Plan, P-EBT for younger kids, and other breaking news.

 

P-EBT:  Advocacy strategies to help maximize use of P-EBT