status of SNAP & "paused" shutdown, 2019 SNAP & TAFDC MLRI Advocacy Guides, SNAP gap co-sponsors!
On Friday, President Trump signed a bill to reopen - for three weeks - USDA and other parts of the federal government partially shut down since late December. The deal gives the Administration and Congress until February 15 to negotiate a longer term funding deal for FY 2019.
- continue reassuring SNAP households that the SNAP on their EBT cards will stay there until they decide to use it
- remind households that if they got SNAP early, they will not get another payment in February
- connect households seeking emergency food resources with the Project Bread Food Source Hotline (1-800-645-8333) or by using the 2-1-1 HelpSteps app
We need your help getting co-sponsors by Friday on the SNAP Gap/Common App legislation. Please call your member TODAY and them to co-sponsor "An Act improving public health through a common application for core food, health and safety-net programs." The House and Senate bills are identical.
For more information including a fact sheet, go to: Masslegalservices.org/