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SNAP Coalition tomorrow 4/26 @ 10, HIP applications, and family voices event

Tuesday, April 26 SNAP Coalition from 10-11:30 AM
 
We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom tomorrow! Here is the Zoom link, and an agenda is below. 
  • Federal updates from FRAC
  • State Budget and Legislative update
  • Public Health Emergency extended, and what that means
  • Updates from DTA, including P-EBT and other updates
  • Ukrainians & eligibility for SNAP
  • Announcements/issues 
HIP - taking applications for additional farmer vendors, May 5 DTA info session 
 

HIP is now taking applications for additional farmer vendors! DTA is especially seeking farmer vendors located in and to serve the following priority communities -  areas designated as food deserts and/or environmental justice communities as well as areas with relatively few HIP access points relative to their SNAP client populations. This list includes but is not limited to: Brockton, Springfield, Fall River, New Bedford, Worcester, Chelsea, Randolph, Lawrence, Everett, Taunton, Lynn, Boston, Malden, Lowell, Southbridge, Revere, Holyoke, Fitchburg, West Springfield, Milford, Palmer, Chicopee, Webster, Pittsfield, and Marlborough.

Priority Populations are those for whom food insecurity has been historically disproportionate and rates of chronic disease high, including but not limited to, SNAP clients with disabilities and/or Black SNAP clients, who have historically accessed fewer HIP locations compared to other client populations.

  • Application period is April 21 to June 8, 2022.
  • New HIP-eligible vendors and existing HIP vendors may apply.
  • To apply and learn more: Mass.gov/hipnoo
  • For questions, email DTA.HIP@mass.gov

DTA is hosting an Info session on Thurs May 5 @ 1 PM: Register here.

 
May 9 3-4 PM: Family Voices - Insights about prevention services from families and youth directly affected by MA child welfare system 
 

Join Representative Adrian Madaro for the release of MLRI's latest report on child welfare, and to hear the insights of people with lived experience about services that work to keep children safely with their families. Speakers include a DCF-involved parent and the leader of the parent advocacy group, Family Matters First. Click here to register to receive Zoom link and request CART or Spanish interpreter services