SNAP E&T Resources

The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) to grant $200 million for the creation and evaluation of three-year pilot projects testing innovative Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) strategies in up to 10 states. Funding for the SNAP E&T programs can be utilized to provide education, employment and training services to SNAP recipients. 

USDA FNS released the Request for Application for SNAP E&T pilots on August 25, 2014. The application can be found here.

On March 20, 2015 FNS announced the 10 states that will receive a grant along with a summary of each SNAP E&T pilot program.

CLASP Publications:

SNAP E&T Overview - Elizabeth Lower-Basch (March 2014)

SNAP E&T Pilots - Elizabeth Lower-Basch and Helly Lee (September 2014)

FNS Announces SNAP E&T Pilots in 10 StatesRandi Hall and Helly Lee (March 2015)

SNAP Work Requirements and Time Limits - Helly Lee (June 2013)

Q & A: Meeting ABAWD Activity Requirements through Training ActivitiesHelly Lee and Elizabeth Lower-Basch (January 2016)

Fact Sheet on SNAP Time Limits - Helly Lee (December 2015)

Washington’s Basic Food Employment & Training Program (BFET) - Lavanya Mohan (May 2014)

Minnesota’s Pay-for-Performance Pilot Program - Lavanya Mohan and Helly Lee (July 2014)


An Overview of the SNAP E&T Demonstration Projects and Effective Approaches to Increasing Employment & Earnings - Building Better Programs Project

An Untapped Resource: Understanding SNAP E&T - National Skills Coalition