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Greetings all.  We hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe as Omicrom rips through the Commonwealth’s schools, work places, hospitals and more.  Hang in there!

FRAC Webinar tomorrow, January 11th at 4 PM EST re SNAP’s Shelter Cap

Hello all, and happy new year!
 
A few upcoming meetings/events: 
 
DTA shipped out this email this AM re all DTA offices being closed. Note that some offices were independently closed this week due to Covid infections among staff and we do not know what that looks like. For households in need of emergency EBT cards, the DTA Assistance Line and/or Ombuds may be able to arrange overnight mail. Call the Ombuds in that case.
 
All DTA offices will be closed tomorrow (1/7) due to the storm - see announcement on Mass.gov/DTA. 
 
 

Happy New Year!  We hope you are continuing to stay healthy and safe, and especially now with the pandemic continuing to ramp up.  But we have some great action steps while you hunker down. 

Massachusetts submitted its extension request to CMS on Dec 21 and there is now an opportunity to file comments with CMS. Comments are due by Feb 3, 2022.
 
A few announcements below. Unless there is breaking news, we likely won't send another eblast until the New Year. The last year has been one of many challenges - but we have also seen time and time again that this Coalition is a powerful force in making change!! We look forward to our continued work together in 2022. 
 
Update on eligibility for Haitian children born outside of Haiti & resources 
We hope you are gearing up for some relaxing and safe time with family and friends. We have a couple of items to share with you before the holiday break the next two weeks. If you are working with Haitian immigrant families, see important information below. Our next SNAP Coalition meeting is scheduled for 1/25 from 10-11:30. 
Thanks to those of you who participated in Wednesday's Health Care Working Group meeting.  We're passing on info related to several of the agenda items at that meeting: