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DTA SNAP Training Event in Framingham/Metro West

DTA and the MetroWest Community Provider Forum have organized another event for February 28th (this is identical to the Central Mass provider event happening today in Worcester).  Below is the announcement and RSVP information. DTA has asked me to share this broadly with Coalition members who service clients in the MetroWest area.

NOTE:  The next regularly scheduled Food SNAP Coalition meeting is also Tuesday, Feb 28th, from 10 - 12AM in Boston.  An agenda and more information will follow. 

Pat Baker, MLRI


From: DTA.Commissioner's Office (DTA)
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 2:38 PM
To: Sasso, Peter (DTA); Tesell, Marilyn (DTA); Mckittrick, Janice (DTA); Gessow, Eugene (DTA)
Subject: Join DTA and SMOC to learn about new tools and rules for SNAP!

Dear Friends,

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) understands that its clients are best served through working in collaboration with the experts in the community.  By sharing resources and ideas, we can better meet the health, human services, housing, employment, and educational needs of our mutual population.  The Department would like the opportunity to update you on innovative ways to interact with DTA and improve client access to services.  To that end, DTA and SMOC are excited to invite you to the:

Metro West  Community Provider Forum

Tuesday, February 28th

10am – 12pm

SMOC, 300 Howard Street, 3rd Floor, JRI Conference Room

Framingham, MA

This event will be an informational session for providers and community partners about DTA programs and ways we can work together to assist low-income families and individuals in the Worcester area.  We look forward to sharing with you:

·         My Account Page (MAP): a new tool for clients to keep track of their benefits online;

·         SNAP 101: how clients can apply, eligibility requirements, and recent program updates;

·         Verifications: helpful hints for what clients need to provide.

We hope you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation and feedback.

Space is limited for this exciting event.  To RSVP, please email Staci Borden  at or call her at 508 620-2688.

Thank you for everything you do to support people in need in Metro West.