The Healthy Incentives Program is back! When you use SNAP to buy produce directly from participating local farms, you will get an instant rebate up to a monthly cap.
1. You must keep a small balance on your SNAP card to utilize HIP. The farmers' markets recommend saving $10 if you can.
2. You can use your full HIP benefit for May between May 25 and May 31.
The MA Senate Ways and Means Budget was released Tuesday with $6.5 million for HIP. Senator Anne Gobi will submit an amendment to increase the amount to $8.5 million to ensure year-round operation of HIP. Please thank your state Senator for their help in getting the increase in the Ways and Means draft, and let them know you hope they will still support the amendment to make it year-round by signing on as a co-sponsor!