|DATE:||March 26, 2021|
|SUBJECT:||Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Final Rule: Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP – Questions and Answers|
|TO:||All SNAP State Agencies
On Jan. 5, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (RIN 0584-AE68). Many of the provisions in the rule implement changes made by section 4005 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) pertaining to the Employment and Training (E&T) program and aspects of the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).
The enclosed Questions and Answers provide information on the recently published rule. As many provisions of the rule are already implemented, this document focuses on provisions that are significantly impacted by the final rule-making.
State agencies with questions should contact their respective regional office representatives.
Office of Employment and Training
- Questions and Answers (23 pages)
- Definition of E&T
- Workforce Development Board Consultation and Coordination with Title I of the WIOA
- Supervised Job Search
- Eliminate job finding clubs
- Employability Assessments
- Work Activity
- Subsidized Employment
- Job Retention Services - 30 Day Minimum
- E&T Pilot Activities
- Case Management
- Good Cause
- Workforce Partnerships
- E&T Reallocated 100 Percent Funding
- Provider Determinations
- Consolidated Work Notice and Oral Explanation