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SNAP E&T Letter to State Commissioners

Our team at USDA has been relentless in notifying, educating, and equipping you to engage more SNAP participants as they transition to work. Some of you have been proactive leaders in improving your E&T program. However, not all states have taken action. Today, I call on you to leverage the opportunity afforded to us by the longest economic expansion in U.S. history to get to work on getting people to work.

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Employment and Training Resources Available to States

The SNAP Employment and Training program, administered by all 53 state agencies, helps participants gain the skills, training, or work experience they need to enter, reenter, or remain in the workforce. The program is flexible. State agencies can tailor services and supports to the needs of SNAP participants and the communities in which they live.

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Delivering SNAP Employment and Training Program Components through the Statewide Workforce Development System

This memorandum is pursuant to the President's Executive Order, Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility, which instructed the Department to review regulations and guidance documents to ensure they are consistent with promoting economic opportunity and ensuring the most efficient use of taxpayer funds.

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Clarification of SNAP Education and Training Outcome Reporting Part II

FNS has received many questions on the interim final rule implementing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Program Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting Measures, published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016 (81 FR 15613). FNS released one Q&A in response to those questions on July 26, 2016. Since that time, FNS has received additional questions and is issuing this second Q&A to address them. This Q&A also includes suggested templates that State agencies may use to submit their first annual report, which is due January 1, 2018.

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Q&As: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act Final Rule Set #2

The attached questions and answers address the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 final rule. This set covers questions related to the changes made to 7 CFR 273.12.

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Questions and Answers Concerning SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions

This memorandum contains questions and answers regarding the implementation of the SNAP: Eligibility, Certification, and Employment and Training Provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 final rule. Information includes the removal of the dependent care cap, copies of client applications in electronic format, the impact of the rule on administrative waivers, and telephonic signature systems. 

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SNAP Employment and Training Program Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting Measures

The interim final rule, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Program Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting Measures, was published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016. States are required to include reporting measures in their E&T State Plans for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.

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SNAP Employment and Training WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) requirements when opting to submit E&T plan components as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) combined state plan.

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Approval of SNAP E&T Plans

This memorandum sets forth Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) State Employment and Training (E&T) Plan approval policies. This guidance is based upon a similar memo regarding SNAP Nutrition Education Plans, issued June 16, 2006.

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Zero benefit households and Employment and Training Services

This memo clarifies the Food and Nutrition Services' (FNS) policy on serving zero benefit households through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Program.