The SNAP to Skills Project provides in-depth technical assistance to 10 states representing all seven USDA Food and Nutrition Service regions to develop and expand their SNAP E&T programs. Arizona, Arkansas, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee were selected for the project by USDA in early 2016. Examples of projects, innovations, and success stories from these and other States are highlighted below. Developing a quality SNAP E&T program is an evolving process that takes thoughtful planning with providers and other State partners. Check back here for more highlights as the SNAP to Skills Project evolves.


Integrating SNAP E&T into Tennessee's State Workforce Strategy

“Working together to navigate a path toward success for all Tennesseans.”

Tennessee’s vision statement embodies the State’s actions to integrate SNAP E&T into the broader statewide workforce strategy. With SNAP E&T, the State is boosting efforts to improve employment and training outcomes for low-income residents.


Emphasizing Education & Skills Training

Client Success Story

Laree Postoak began her journey with the OK SNAP Works program with an orientation at community-based provider Public Strategies on September 20, 2017. Ms. Postoak had been incarcerated for nearly two years. She began Public Strategies’ Work Forward workshops on September 25 and was dedicated in her attendance to every training session. After several weeks of consistent participation and diligently searching for employment, Laree was hired by Urban Farmhouse Designs on October 31,…

North Carolina

Building a SNAP E&T Program County by County 

North Carolina’s vision for its SNAP E&T program, called the Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training program (FNS E&T), is “Strengthening families and communities by creating opportunities that lead to living-wage jobs for sustainable success.” North Carolina operates a State-supervised, county-administered SNAP E&T program, meaning that many program functions are the responsibility of the 100 counties within the State and supervised by the Department of…


Partnering with the Workforce System to Launch E&T Third-Party Partnerships

Michigan’s SNAP to Skills work is rooted in a long-term vision to expand job-driven services to all SNAP participants through partnerships with third-party providers. The State’s SNAP E&T program (known as Food Assistance Employment & Training, or FAE&T), is administered jointly by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Talent Investment Agency/Workforce Development Agency (TIA/WDA). …


SNAP E&T Then...And Now

Massachusetts’s Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) recently presented at a meeting of several U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS) regional offices on the development of the State’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) program called SNAP Path to Work. Their presentation was titled “That was Then, This is Now” to highlight its remarkable progress. The State’s vision for its voluntary SNAP E&T program is to “mak[e] work the better option…


Hear from participants about the difference SNAP E&T has made in their lives. Read SNAP E&T Success Stories.