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 2014 Farm Bill strengthened SNAP E&T through several changes that represent a significant reform of the program. The bill made three major improvements to the SNAP E&T program, including implementing new pilot projects to test innovative strategies; enhancing E&T reporting and monitoring requirements; and, providing additional funding for E&T. The Farm Bill is not up for reauthorization again until 2019. This page contains reports, fact sheets, analysis and news on SNAP E&T.
- 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
- Training Policy in Brief: SNAP E&T
- Aligned by Design: WIOA and SNAP E&T Fact Sheet and Webinar
- Tools for Skills-Focused SNAP E&T Programs Webinar
- An Untapped Resource: Understanding SNAP E&T Webinar
- Replicating Success: Recommendations and Best Practices from Washington State’s SNAP E&T Program (BFET)
- Moving Low-Skill SNAP Recipients Toward Self-Sufficiency: A Users Guide
- Workforce Data Quality Campaign report: Stepping Up State Developments in SNAP Employment and Training Data
- Building Skills through SNAP Employment and Training: Recommendations from Lessons Learned in Four States | April 2016