Extra Covid Food Funds End Next Week
As you are aware, during the pandemic extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have been available each month to help families buy food (minimum of extra $95/month per household). Due to recent action by the federal government, these benefits are ending February 2023. This means that over 640,000 households in Massachusetts will receive their last extra federal SNAP payment next Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Help spread the word: join DTA’s Twitter Chat using hashtag #BoostYourSNAPMA Tuesday, February 28 at 2pm EST
New: Sumner Tunnel Full Closure Schedule Changing to Reduce Impact on Travelers This Summer
Full tunnel closure will no longer occur May-September this year
Instead, full closure in 2023 July 5th-August 31st
Second full closure in 2024 July to AugustRead more
Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces the Opening of Camping Reservations at DCR Campgrounds
MBTA March Service Change
The MBTA announced service changes for March on the Red, Mattapan, Orange, and Green Lines as well as the Haverhill and Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Lines.Read more
National Grid Kicks off 2023 with New Series of Winter Customers Savings Event
Winter Customer Savings event in Everett on Tuesday, February 21st at the Everett Senior Center, 90 Chelsea Street.
Health Connector Public Webinar
The Health Connector will be hosting a free public webinar on Wednesday, February 15th at 1 PM for those interested in learning more about Health Insurance Coverage Options for Massachusetts Individuals and Families through the Health Connector.
The webinar will cover the following topics:
- What is the Massachusetts Health Connector?
- Health and dental coverage types are available to individuals and families.
- Tips for estimating the cost of monthly premiums.
- How to get free help with this process through certified, local Navigators.
Covid-19 Recovery Grants
The COVID-19 RRR Grant will provide $5,000 grants to support volunteer programs across the Commonwealth as they continue to rebuild programming and bring back volunteers that were unable to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 RRR Grants will support volunteer capacity-building initiatives for organizations and will be highlighted during National Volunteer Week 2023.
General Scope of Grant
MSA is offering COVID-19 RRR Grants to organizations that conduct a capacity-building initiative to enhance volunteer programming. Capacity-building initiatives should include activities that help the agency re-engage, re-energize, and/or recognize new and existing volunteers within their organization.
Proposals should be submitted via our online grants system by no later than 5:00pm Friday, February 10, 2023
Officials and Residents Celebrate New Wellness Program
Below are some links for virtual health and wellness programs from Mystic Valley Elder Services.
RMV Advisory: Crash Report System Replacement
“Request a Crash Report” will be unavailable to the public on Mass.gov/RMV between February 5 and February 21
More than 40 RMV transactions will continue to be available onlineRead more