May 23, 2018
Arizona’s SNAP fruit and vegetable match appropriation bill (SB1245), also known as the Let’s Grow Arizona campaign, has been signed by Governor Ducey!
As a reminder, the bill was introduced in the Arizona legislature on January 18th, 2018. SB1245 appropriates $400,000 of the state general funds to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, the SNAP implementing agency in Arizona, for the administration of a produce incentive program for SNAP enrollees to purchase Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables.
This is the first state investment of its kind in Arizona. This win was the result of a large network of partners actively engaged in advocacy efforts from across the state, strong media presence, and the cross-sector engagement from farmers, health care, and the community!