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Blog Archive for June 2021

We hope you are finding ways to stay cool during this wild heatwave (officially a heatwave at 3 days!)  Here are some cooling locations around Boston if you need it. 

Dan Tsai who has been Asst. Sec of MassHealth & Medicaid Director for the last 6 years is leaving to become Director of Medicaid & CHIP services with the Biden Administration.  
MLRI SNAP Outreach Flier for Rideshare, Delivery, and other Gig Workers - in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 22nd for our next SNAP Coalition meeting (10 to 11:30 AM). We will have important updates on a whole host of issues including DTA local office “reopening” plans, emergency allotments, summer P-EBT and more. DTA will also be present.

1.     Governor Baker and DTA protect SNAP Emergency Allotments!  

Health Update June 15, 2021

What does the end of the state emergency on June 15, 2021 mean for MassHealth

Thanks again for joining us at last week’s SNAP Coalition meeting.  We have two legislative Action Steps we need your help on plus two thank yous!  And we have an important UPDATE on the Baker Admin’s partial implementation of the SNAP Gap effective July 1st.

Coalition priorities for the FY22 State Budget:

The FY22 Conference Committee has been appointed. The House and Senate members are listed below. Here are the core asks from Coalition members:

Globe Op Ed: Food insecurity is on the decrease, but a return to ‘normal’ is not an option.