Healthy Incentives Program Reinstated

Martha's Vineyard Times

May 30, 2018
in SNAP Incentives

On Monday, May 21, Gov. Charlie Baker granted the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) $2.15 million in supplemental funding to finish off its fiscal year, which will in turn help a successful Island Grown Initiative (IGI) program carry on its mission.

In 2017, the program was so popular with Islanders enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), they outpaced their pre-established three-year budget in only 1 year.

HIP is a food assistance program that aims to provide the community with fresh produce and support local businesses.

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