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

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 3:36pm -- FoodSNAP

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

2021 State Legislative Campaigns, MLRI's Race Equity/Justice Atty; DTA's HIP Finder Tool

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 9:16am -- FoodSNAP

In follow up to Tuesday's SNAP Coalition meeting, this eblast includes the 2021 state Legislative priorities for Coalition members, introduces MLRI’s new Race Equity and Justice attorney Virginia Benzan, and DTA’s recently updated HIP Finding Tool.  Also flagging the March 3rd Basic Benefits Training on Income maximization for Working Poor households.

Key Anti-Hunger and Anti-Poverty 2021 State Legislative Campaigns 

MA rolls out letters to 94K low income college students, many now eligible under COVID expansion rules!!

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 4:06pm -- FoodSNAP

Hot off the press is a PDF version of an electronic letter that Department of Higher Ed (DHE) Commissioner Carlos Santiago sent last night to 94,000 MA low income college students. His letter also shares his personal story using SNAP as a college student for his family. The DHE electronic letter was sent to the college students that DHE identified with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0. Note, some of these students may already be getting SNAP – so we do not know how many students will be new to SNAP benefits. 

PRESS RELEASE: Massachusetts Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign Urges Biden Administration to Rescind Public Charge “Wealth Test”

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 9:31am -- FoodSNAP
We are sharing with you the press release that MLRI released last night with its partners in the Massachusetts Protecting Immigrant Families MA-PIF) in support of President Biden's Executive Order below, and link to the 

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