BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana is certainly one of three states that may get cash to make it simpler for SNAP recipients to purchase more healthy meals.

Louisiana will obtain $9.5 million to check a mannequin encouraging SNAP households to purchase vegatables and fruits. The mannequin is named an digital wholesome incentives pilot (eHIP).

SNAP contributors will get 30 cents for each greenback of SNAP advantages spent on vegatables and fruits loaded again onto their EBT playing cards. The rebate may be redeemed throughout any future buy of SNAP-eligible meals, up to $25 per 30 days. 

“In Louisiana, we’re at all times in search of extra methods to assist strengthen households and help our neighbors in want. Growing entry to vegatables and fruits by way of SNAP wholesome incentives is one other a part of that effort,” mentioned Terri Ricks, Secretary of the Louisiana Division of Youngsters and Household Providers.

This system is anticipated to launch in August 2024.

The 2 different pilot states are Colorado and Washington.