The House Ways and Means budget released its FY18 Budget yesterday. Unfortunately the budget does not include language or funding to close the SNAP Gap, although there continues to be deep concerns with the growing health care/MassHealth costs in the budget.
Blog Archive for April 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) is launching the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), a new, statewide program designed to improve affordability and access to locally grown fruits and vegetables for SNAP households.
DTA recently updated a number of materials in the DTA Online Guide (policy manual for DTA staff). These updates were sent to DTA staff and case managers on Friday, 3/31, and are important for community partners to know! For example, it can be helpful to point directly to DTA policy if you are talking with a DTA worker about a case issue.