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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for April 2021

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

SNAP Updates - Upcoming Trainings Next Week; Flier on SNAP and Gig Workers and SNAP; WIC updates

Thanks to all who attended yesterday’s Coalition meeting yesterday.  We have a couple of updates.  

SNAP Coalition mtg Tues 4/27, SNAP & unemployment, Rules Committee hearing etc

Lots of information to share! We will be covering these updates and more at our SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, 4/27 from 10-11:30. Agenda subject to change but we will be covering federal updates, state updates from DTA on PEBT, the Emergency Allotments, and more! 
 
USDA posts guidance for Summer P-EBT - more to come! 
 

MLRI Statement re Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin; FY22 Budget Amendments needing Coalition advocacy

First, we wanted to take a moment to share with you MLRI’s statement regarding yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. We join with our colleagues in expressing our grief, relief and commitment to our work to combat racism and injustice in MA and the nation.   View the statement below.

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