The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) is part of the Nutrition Title of the Farm Bill. Under SNAP, Employment and Training (E&T) Programs were created to help food stamp recipients gain skills, training, or experience and increase their ability to obtain regular employment. SNAP E&T funds can be used to provide enhanced individualized services to program participants and are a potential food stamp outreach tool for low-income working families.
The SNAP E&T program was most recently reauthorized under the 2018 Farm Bill, which provided additional funding for state E&T grants, supported greater coordination between SNAP E&T and other federal and state workforce programs, and expanded the categories of allowable elements for SNAP E&T programs. The Farm Bill is not up for reauthorization again until 2023. This page contains reports, fact sheets, analysis, and news on SNAP E&T.
- NSC comments on SNAP requirements and services for able-bodied adults without dependents l April 2019
- SNAP employment and training: recommendations for reauthorization | December 2017
- Skills in the states: skills-based SNAP employment and training policy toolkit and toolkit summary | October 2016