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Walz administration seeks to continue receiving E-SNAP payments

Walz administration seeks to continue receiving E-SNAP payments
Walz administration seeks to continue receiving E-SNAP payments(KEYC)
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 6:48 PM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - Governor Walz’s administration is taking action to continue receiving Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, payments.

According to a news release, on Friday, Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm and Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead signed a joint disaster declaration, which will be submitted along with Minnesota’s application for Emergency SNAP, or E-SNAP funding.

The declaration means that Minnesotans will continue to receive $45 million in monthly emergency food assistance benefits for over 550,000 Minnesotans.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to approve an agreement that preserves $45 million per month in E-SNAP funding for Minnesotans who need help buying groceries, even after the state’s peacetime emergency ended on July 1.

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