|Date(s):||Thursday, 2/3/2011, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm|
|Location:||MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston (directions)|
|CLE Credits:||2.75 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits|
The federalÂ Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the first line of defense against hunger for thousands of Massachusetts residents.Â The state hasÂ implemented numerousÂ policy changesÂ and received federal approvals of waivers to bothÂ increase participation andÂ increase the value of the monthly benefit. This trainingÂ begins with an overview of the federal Food Stamp/SNAP program, the majorÂ policy changes implemented in the past year, and then an in-depth look at the nuts-and-bolts of eligibility, benefits calculation, and reaching immigrant and student populations.
Training materials include the 2011 Food Stamp/SNAP Advocacy Guide.