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.

California

Building from a Strong Foundation in Four Counties

California’s initial vision for SNAP E&T is to “provide a pathway to living-wage jobs through third-party partnerships for E&T participants via a four-county collaborative, improving lives and leading to self-sufficiency.”  During the past 15 months working with the SNAP to Skills Project, the focus of California has been to build quality programs in the four Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, and San Francisco.  The long-term strategy of the State, led by the California Department of Social…

Minnesota

Growing Partnerships and Programs

Minnesota envisions a SNAP E&T program that provides low-income Minnesotans clear pathways to developing marketable and in-demand skills leading to career advancement and self-sufficiency. 

Prior to 2015, Minnesota’s SNAP E&T program relied primarily on its limited 100 percent SNAP E&T funds to provide services in most of the State’s 87 counties and 11 tribal governments, along with four pilot 50-50 programs in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties (Minneapolis/St. Paul metro…

 

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