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Budget Summary FY2018

44001001 - Food Stamp Participation Rate Programs
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
4400-1001 Food Stamp Participation Rate Programs
For programs to increase the commonwealth's participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2017 on the status of these programs; and provided further, that $1,350,000 shall be expended to the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program for project costs for the Massachusetts healthy incentives program
3,026,983 4,376,983