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E&T State Plan Handbook

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (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. Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, (the Act) provides that each state shall implement an employment and training program for the purpose of assisting members of SNAP households in gaining skills, training, work or experience that will increase their ability to obtain regular employment. This guidance highlights E&T state plan requirements and supersedes all prior SNAP E&T Plan Handbooks and guidance.

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Page updated: November 14, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.