Massachusetts awarded major USDA grant - food stamp/SNAP discount for buying produce
Submitted by FoodSNAP on 08/19/2010 - 12:00am.
A big kudos to DTA Commissioner Julia Kehoe and her staff for pursuing and winning this huge federal grant for Western Mass! Thanks also to Coalition members who submitted letters of support.
Attached is a brief DTA description of the Healthy Initiatives Pilot proposal as submitted by DTA last April, which gives you a good description of the Massachusetts HIP proposal (elements of which may have changed in the final approval). And here's today's Boston Globe story announcing the grant award: Food Stamp Discount for Buying Produce (Boston Globe article no longer available)
Note: The NEXT Food SNAP Coalition Meeting is Tuesday, September 28th (10 - 12 in Boston). The Western Mass Coalition Meeting is Tuesday, October 6th (2 - 4 PM in Hatfield). Details to follow. Have a great Labor Day!