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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

E&T Policy and Guidance

Last Published: 02/14/2018

FNS supports State flexibility in designing SNAP E&T programs that fit the needs of the local economy and SNAP Participants. This page is specifically devoted to resources that States may use in developing and implementing E&T programs for SNAP participants.

E&T Toolkit Arrow graphic E&T Plan
SNAP E&T Operations Handbook SNAP E&T
Operations Handbook

This page is for State and county personnel who work with SNAP applicants to help them find work.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 added separate work rules and restrictions for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). Basic work rules are covered in 7 CFR 273.7.  The ABAWD rules are covered in 7 CFR-273.24.  Both sections of the rules can be found by visiting our rules page. Policy on ABAWDS can be found on the ABAWDs page.

SNAP E&T Policy Clarifications and Memos

SNAP Employment and Training Letters

USDA and interagency letters issued regarding SNAP E&T