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DTA to Reopen Local Transitional Assistance Offices for Limited Services in June 

5/05/2021 Department of Transitional Assistance

Press Release

Price Chopper Joins Massachusetts’ SNAP Online Purchasing Program 

5/04/2021 Department of Transitional Assistance

Massachusetts residents can now use their SNAP benefits to buy food online from Price Chopper

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Commissioner Kershaw Delivered FY22 Budget Testimony 

4/07/2021 Department of Transitional Assistance

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $13.2 Million to Support Food Security in Massachusetts 

2/11/2021 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Press Release

Massachusetts Receives Federal Approval for Thousands of Vulnerable Children to Receive Additional Food Benefits 

2/04/2021 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

2,600 additional children to directly qualify for free and reduced-price lunches and P-EBT benefits

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Massachusetts Residents Will Receive Increased SNAP Benefits to Help Buy Groceries During COVID-19: SNAP benefit amounts will increase 15% starting in February  

1/29/2021 Department of Transitional Assistance

The most recent Federal funding bill increases Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit amounts by 15% from January 2021 through June 2021.

Press Release

ALDI Joins Massachusetts’ SNAP Online Purchasing Program  

12/17/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

Residents can now use their SNAP benefits to buy food online from ALDI

Press Release

Massachusetts is First State in Nation to Gain Federal Approval to Continue Pandemic EBT through School Year 2020-2021 

12/16/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

More than 500,000 students will resume receiving P-EBT benefits in December

Press Release

Massachusetts es el primer estado en la nación en obtener la aprobación federal para continuar con el programa de EBT durante la pandemia en el año escolar 2020-2021 

12/16/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

Más de 500,000 estudiantes volverán a recibir los beneficios del P-EBT en diciembre

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $5.5 Million to Improve Food Security in Massachusetts 

9/30/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Press Release

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Federal Approval for September Pandemic EBT 

9/23/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

Over 470,000 students will receive P-EBT benefits starting September 30, 2020

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Massachusetts Gets Federal Approval for Food Replacement Benefits for SNAP Recipients in 33 Cities and Towns 

8/31/2020 Department of Transitional Assistance

Replacement benefits are expected to be issued this week to almost 7,500 households.

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