- Federal update: tax reform proposal (see below) and potential impact on funding federal programs, Farm Bill update
The fact that Massachusetts is blessed with a WONDERFUL Congressional Delegation does not give us a free pass to sit on our laurels. Below are two news articles that FRAC recently flagged in their SNAP news alerts (including quotes from our MA-based Children's HealthWatch) and some important resources materials to help you..
MLRI is updating our Know Your Rights materials! This email includes updated materials for two SNAP areas:
We have developed some important SNAP resources for older adults for you to circulate to your community based organizations to help improve access to SNAP for older adults.
This coming January, there will be TWO SNAP changes that will impact "able bodied adults without dependents" or ABAWDs. We want to get this issue on your radar in advance - both good news and bad news.
Replacement SNAP benefits
In light of last night's storms, we want to remind the SNAP Coalition about SNAP replacement benefits.
If a SNAP household loses food purchased with SNAP due to a power outage (of 4 hours or more) they can request replacement SNAP.
In follow up to Tuesday's SNAP Coalition, we want to flag for you a special webinar hosted by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Tuesday, October 31st from 2-3 PM (EST).
To REGISTER, sign up here: https://register.
URGENT: Please make 2 calls, 1 tweet or FB posting - TODAY!