In 2015, FNS awarded grants to 10 states to test innovative strategies for providing SNAP E&T services. The grantees established new partnerships, developed new activities (including intensive case management and subsidized employment), and created recruitment and engagement processes to enroll thousands of participants. This panel will describe the pilots’ characteristics, and three grantees will share their experiences in planning and implementing their pilots. The panel will describe the successful strategies grantees used and the challenges they faced. Learning how grantees resolved these challenges can provide lessons to states as they strengthen and expand their SNAP E&T program services.
- Gretchen Rowe, Senior Researcher and Deputy Director for Nutrition Policy Research, Mathematica
- James Mabli, Executive Director of Human Services, Mathematica
- Felicia Talbott, Program Manager, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) Program
- Marc Adams, Director of Research and Innovative Programs, EAP Program, Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Department
- Tracy Collier, Program Improvement Manager, Children’s Integrated Services, Children’s Development Division, Vermont Department of Children and Families
- Hayley Turner-Lawyer, ICAN Program Manager, Vermont Department of Children and Families
- Todd Trap, Assistant Director of the Division of Family Support, Kentucky Department for Community Based Services