- 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
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.
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