Incentives will help SNAP households purchase more fruits and vegetables
Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, or FNS, is improving access to fruits and vegetables by expanding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, healthy incentive initiatives. This year, FNS will select up to three states to receive funding and support to run an Electronic Healthy Incentives Pilot, or eHIP, for SNAP participants in their state.
Incentive programs encourage SNAP recipients to purchase healthy foods by providing a coupon, discount, gift card, bonus food items or extra funds when they buy specific foods, such as fruits and vegetables. These projects improve food and nutrition security by making it easier for SNAP households to access the healthy foods we all need for optimal health and well-being.
Information provided by Iowa Department of Revenue
GovConnectIowa is the State of Iowa’s user-friendly and self-service portal to register or renew certain business licenses and permits, file tax returns and reports, make payments, and more. With the second rollout of the multi-year effort to simplify processes for taxpayers, the Iowa Department of Revenue and partnering agencies will present changes to GovConnectIowa.
This information has been provided to the IGIA and its members by FMI — The Food Industry Association.
Changes are coming to SNAP benefits and the new Summer EBT program as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. The SNAP emergency allotments (EAs) will end nationwide after the February 2023 benefit month. That means in March 2023, SNAP benefit amounts will be returning to normal for all SNAP households (with the exception of South Carolina, which is ending emergency allotments after January 2023 issuance, so their SNAP benefits return to normal in February).