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Blog Archive for May 2017

Massachusetts Rolls out Exciting Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) - Tools for community partners

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:35pm -- FoodSNAP

We are writing to send on some exciting materials we received from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) to distribute on the new Massachusetts Health Incentives Program or HIP! HIP is a terrific tool for SNAP outreach as well, especially among low benefit SNAP households who can earn $40, $60 or $80/month in HIP dollars.

Here's what you need to know:

SNAP Application Assistance "Next Steps" Flier; DTA Update re Standardized Local DTA office hours

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:50pm -- FoodSNAP

Greetings. We are shipping to you a revised flier for your SNAP application assistance, and DTA Central information on standardized local office business hours.

SNAP App "Next Steps" Flier:

A lot of SNAP outreach partners get questions all the time about "what happens after I file an application for SNAP?"  Attached is a revised document prepared by MLRI and Project Bread to give to households that you are helping with SNAP Applications. This describes the "Next Steps" they should expect after filing a SNAP application including 

Terrific Testimony at State House today on SNAP Gap/Common App Legislation; Powerful Kids First Initiative Blueprint Released Today !

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:45am -- FoodSNAP

Thanks to everyone who submitted written and oral testimony to the Health Care Financing Committee in support of Senate Bill 612 (identical to House Bill 101) to Close the SNAP Gap and create a common application for benefits!  Really strong testimony during the hearing, including the City of Boston, League of Women Voters, AARP, a Witness to Hunger, the Children's HealthWatch, Greater Boston Food Bank, EmPath, Mass Public Health Association and more.

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