S2S Policy Briefs

Read the latest Policy Briefs produced by the SNAP to Skills Project providing policy and technical guidance to facilitate building effective job-driven SNAP E&T programs:

Building an Employer-Driven SNAP E&T Program by Utilizing Labor Market Information (April 2017)

Employer-driven SNAP E&T programs offer participants the best opportunities to secure good jobs leading to economic self-sufficiency while responding directly to the needs of local industries and employers. The fourth SNAP to Skills policy brief explores how labor market information (LMI) is used to design employer-driven training programs and ensure training pathways to "good" jobs.  

Building State Capacity to Support Expanded SNAP E&T Programs (November 2016)

In this brief, the SNAP to Skills Project seeks to reduce State uncertainty about the staffing and infrastructure needed to support SNAP E&T program growth. The brief explores key tasks, roles, and systems and offers recommendations for identifying and accessing the resources they may need to support this added capacity. 

Securing Third-Party Partners for SNAP E&T Programs (July 2016)

Third-party partners, such as community-based organizations, community colleges, and others, are critical to building and growing a robust SNAP E&T Program. The third S2S project brief provides a high-level understanding of the steps involved in building a third-party partnership.

Using SNAP E&T to Offer Job-Driven Training for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) (May 2016)

As State ABAWD waivers expire and the 3-month time limit goes into effect, the second S2S Project brief explores the potential and limits of SNAP E&T in responding to the needs of ABAWDs. 

Why Now is the Time for States to Build their SNAP E&T Programs (April 2016)

This first brief from the SNAP to Skills Project provides an overview of the important role of SNAP E&T, describes program basics, presents ideas for States to jumpstart their programs, and summarizes the work of SNAP to Skills.