FNS and the Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) will share the lessons they learned through four years of working to help operationalize, expand and improve SNAP E&T programs in dozens of states through the SNAP to Skills Project. Participants will learn about promising practices and common pitfalls to avoid in SNAP E&T program development from both the state agency and provider perspectives. SJI will discuss how these promising practices apply to strengthening programs even in today’s uncertain climate. This session is most appropriate for those in states in earlier stages of SNAP E&T program development who want to see their programs advance as effectively and efficiently as possible.
- Bri Nguyen, Seattle Jobs Initiative
- Bob Thibodeau, Seattle Jobs Initiative
- Nick Codd, Seattle Jobs Initiative
- Marcie Foster, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Employment and Training, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture