How can my organization partner with SNAP E&T?
The SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) program helps SNAP participants gain skills and find work that moves them forward to self-sufficiency. Each state is required to operate a SNAP E&T program and receives federal funding annually to operate and administer the program.
The program offers funding to states to provide a package of employment and training and related supportive services to SNAP participants, which states set forth in their annual SNAP E&T plans. States have considerable flexibility to determine which SNAP participants to serve (including whether participation will be voluntary or mandatory), which specific services (components) to offer, and who will provide the services (the state and/or partners engaged by the state). Allowable components include job search, job search training, workfare, work experience or training, educational programs, self-employment programs, and job retention. Read the SNAP E&T “101.”
States often partner with providers, such as community-based organizations, workforce development providers, and community colleges, to deliver SNAP E&T services. These providers can use non-federal funding for allowable SNAP E&T services and supports, which are then eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement through the state’s SNAP E&T program. These provider partnerships (commonly referred to as “third-party partnerships”) can expand their reach and improve their program outcomes by tapping into existing high quality providers that serve the community.
If you are interested in a partnership with your state’s SNAP E&T program, visit the SNAP state directory to find more information about your state’s program.
- SNAP E&T Operations Handbook: A Step-by Step Guide to Developing, Implementing, and Growing a SNAP E&T Program
- SNAP to Skills
SNAP E&T in Action: New Partnerships