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American Rescue Plan SIGNED! + SNAP gap data, college student into & more

Lots of info below as we head into the weekend. We are all reflecting this week on the challenges and losses of the past 12 months. It has been a year of extreme difficulties, sadness, frustration, and economic strife for so many. We are deeply appreciative of your work and we have hope for the year ahead - We are especially hopeful today because the American Rescue Plan was JUST signed by President Biden!!!

Breaking public charge news!! + messaging for immigrant families

We have very positive news to share this morning!! Please also see information below about an upcoming training on immigrants and benefits - this is a very important time to make sure all eligible households get the benefits they are eligible for! 
The Trump-era Public Charge Regulations are NO LONGER in Effect!!!

Breaking News: DHS Public Charge Rule Permanently Blocked Nationwide!

Forwarding fantastic news on public charge from the PIF coalition. It looks like this one is not just another upswing on the rollercoaster of public charge litigation!

Coalition tomorrow, SNAP caseload data/chart, overview American Rescue Plan

SNAP Coalition - tomorrow, Tuesday 3/9 from 10-11:30 AM 

USDA approves MA P-EBT state plan! Approx 96K MA infants and kids ages 0-5 now eligible, and 15% boost in P-EBT as well!

P-EBT Advocacy Strategies; SNAP & College Students Webinar; Upcoming Training on Unemployment and More!

Our NEXT SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, March 9th at 10 AM.  The meeting will include a presentation by DTA’s SNAP Employment and Training team, to share some of the increasingly important resources available to SNAP households – all voluntary services – looking to get skills to get back in the workforce. We will also have brief updates on the American Rescue Plan, P-EBT for younger kids, and other breaking news.


P-EBT:  Advocacy strategies to help maximize use of P-EBT

Action Alerts: Help us get co-sponsors for these MassHealth related bills

Hello all, 
Please encourage your legislators to co-sponsor the following three Medicaid bills, and spread the word to your networks. Fact sheets are attached. 

Updated FPL Tables & HCWG Meeting This Wednesday

Hello all, 

2021 State Legislative Campaigns, MLRI's Race Equity/Justice Atty; DTA's HIP Finder Tool

In follow up to Tuesday's SNAP Coalition meeting, this eblast includes the 2021 state Legislative priorities for Coalition members, introduces MLRI’s new Race Equity and Justice attorney Virginia Benzan, and DTA’s recently updated HIP Finding Tool.  Also flagging the March 3rd Basic Benefits Training on Income maximization for Working Poor households.

Key Anti-Hunger and Anti-Poverty 2021 State Legislative Campaigns 

MA Dept of Higher Ed eblast to all MA college presidents re SNAP for students; and new social media tools