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.

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…


Matching Up-Skilled Workers to Living-Wage Jobs

The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) envisions a future where Food Supplement Program (SNAP at the Federal level) participants have access to job-driven training and career pathways that enable them to successfully compete for sustainable living-wage jobs. Despite major overhauls in the State’s Food Supplement Employment and Training (FSET, Maryland’s SNAP E&T) Program this year — including transitioning to a voluntary program and implementing ABAWD time limits – DHR is working to create a solid foundation on which…


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