This study describes the wage subsidy and work-based learning models that aid in improving employment outcomes, the extent to which these models promote strong connections between government programs and employers, and the implications of previous findings on how to best implement wage subsidy and work-based learning programs within the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program.
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This letter is to follow-up on our earlier correspondence in which we requested that Craigslist post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.
The USDA has determined that the sale or offer to sell SNAP benefits in public or online is an intentional program violation and has issued policy guidance to that effect. We have received complaints that individuals are using Facebook accounts to post advertisements and make offers to buy or sell SNAP benefits.
This letter is to follow-up on conversations the USDA Office of General Counsel had with your legal team in 2010, in which we requested that eBay post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.
Americans support helping families in need put food on the table, especially when times are tough, but they want to know that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely. That is why, along with ensuring program access, one of my top priorities for SNAP is further strengthening the integrity of the program and rooting out waste, fraud and abuse so that federal dollars are used appropriately.
Thank you for your continued efforts to ensure access to and integrity in the SNAP during this time of increasing caseloads. As you know, SNAP is designed to expand during times of economic downturn and contract as the economy recovers. The program is performing as designed, providing important food and nutrition assistance to over 44 million low-income Americans in February 2011.