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SNAP Employment and Training Screening and Referral Guidance

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DATE: July 13, 2022
SUBJECT: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Screening and Referral Guidance
TO: All SNAP State Agencies
All Regions

State agencies are required to screen SNAP participants to determine if it is appropriate, using federally mandated exemptions and state-specific criteria, to refer those individuals to the state Employment and Training (E&T) Program. Appropriately screening participants before referral to E&T supports access to SNAP benefits, ensures E&T participants are referred to E&T programs where they are most likely to be successful, and can promote more efficient management of state administrative resources. The Food and Nutrition Service provides the attached guidance to state agencies to answer state questions on screening and referral, improve compliance with the regulations, and provide a more accountable E&T program to participants served.

Please contact your respective regional office representatives with any questions.


Rachel Gragg
Acting Director
Office of Employment and Training

Page updated: July 14, 2022