Submitted by FoodSNAP on 06/07/2019 - 7:46am.
We are near the finish line! The Senate FY20 budget has both $1M funding and language directing the Baker Administration to pilot allowing applicants for subsidized health care (MassHealth and Medicare Savings Program) the option of applying for SNAP at the same time. The House FY2018 budget does not include this language or funding. We need your support to encourage the FY20 Conference Committee to "recede" to the Senate provision.
We urge all SNAP Coalition organizations to sign onto this letter and urge you to share it with your networks. See also SNAP Gap ACTION Steps in attached flier.
Organizational Sign on letter for SNAP Gap in FY20 Budget:
Here's a Google form with the text of the letter and fields for you to fill out and sign on: https://docs.google.com/forms/
d/e/1FAIpQLSf9Z9kSiU9sbCDY- wt9JUpc0WVAFfVumGGowgq19zNhIC6 BxA/viewform Attached as well is a PDF of the text of the letter as well.
DEADLINE for orgs to sign on is Monday, June 10th at 5 PM.