SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T)

SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T)

States are required to operate a SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program to help SNAP recipients gain skills, access training, and obtain experience that will help them find work and reduce their need for SNAP. These SNAP E&T resources are intended to educate policymakers, advocates, and practitioners on the opportunities and challenges of using E&T funds to serve SNAP recipients. 

The proposed SNAP E&T regulation largely implements provisions that were included in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill. In light of the current health and economic crisis, we urge FNS to immediately issue guidance allowing states to begin implementing subsidized employment as part of their E&T programs as soon as the health crisis permits people to safely return to work.

Feb 26, 2018 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families and individuals purchase food. It's our nation’s largest program to combat hunger, feeding 42 million people each year. Most SNAP recipients are children, seniors, or people with disabilities. Those who don't fall in these categories are expected to work.  And most, in fact, do.