Applications Open for HIP Vendor Notice of Opportunity & SNAP Equipment Grant
2022 Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) Notice of Opportunity (NOO)
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is accepting applications to strategically onboard new agricultural vendors and access points for the Healthy Incentives Program.
Application period is open April 21 to June 8, 2022.
Both new HIP-eligible vendors and existing HIP vendors may apply.
To apply and read more information, visit: www.mass.gov/hipnoo
To submit questions about the HIP NOO, please email DTA.HIP@mass.gov
Priority Communities: those living in areas designated as food deserts and/or environmental justice communities as well as areas with relatively few HIP access points relative to their SNAP client populations.
Priority Populations: those for whom food insecurity has been historically disproportionate and rates of chronic disease high, including but not limited to, SNAP clients with disabilities and/or Black SNAP clients, who have historically accessed fewer HIP locations compared to other client populations.
SNAP Equipment Grant, Spring/Summer Application Round 2022
Free mobile SNAP processing equipment from Novo Dia Group is available to direct-marketing farms and farmers’ markets through DTA, in collaboration with MDAR and with financial support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Eligibility is limited to SNAP-authorized farms and farmers’ markets that do not currently have working equipment received through previous federal grants.
Application period is open April 20 to September 23, 2022, or earlier if funds run out.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
To apply and read more info: www.mass.gov/snapequipmentgrant
For questions about the SNAP equipment grant, please email David.Webber@mass.gov