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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0022

E&T State Plan Handbook

The SNAP E&T Plan Handbook provides guidance to state agencies administering and operating the SNAP E&T program on how to prepare and submit their annual plan to FNS for approval.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0118

SNAP Employment & Training Subsidized Work-Based Learning Activities

This policy memo provides guidance on implementing subsidized wages in work-based learned activities in SNAP E&T.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2021-0067

SNAP E&T Program Toolkit

The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide state agencies with guidance and resources to plan and implement Employment and Training (E&T) Programs under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called the Food Stamp Program). 

 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0005

Use of SNAP Employment and Training Funds for SNAP Recipients Who Are Attending High School

This memo provides guidance on the use of SNAP E&T funds to pay for services for individuals who are attending high school. In most cases, it is likely neither legal nor appropriate to use E&T funds to pay for services for individuals are attending high school. In some instances, however, it is allowed and encouraged to use E&T funds for individuals who are of high school age, such as for individuals aged 16-17 who are subject to SNAP work requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0010

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0090

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0060

SNAP FY 2020 Federal Target Management Evaluations

FNS is targeting the SNAP Management Evaluations for Fiscal Year 2020.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0049

Q&As on SNAP E&T Provisions of the Farm Bill

The attached questions and answers are in response to changes made by Section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, enacted on Dec.20, 2018, to the SNAP Employment and Training program and certain Able-bodied Adults without Dependents work policies.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0031

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.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0020

Clarifications on Work Requirements, ABAWDs, and E&T

The Office of lnspector General's 2016 Audit Report, Food and Nutrition Service Controls over SNAP Benefits for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents, recommended that FNS perform analysis to identify problematic areas for states in terms of ABAWD policy and then provide states with additional best practices to address those areas.