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.


The CalFresh Employment & Training (E&T) Program, established by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), is state supervised and county administered. The program operates within the framework of a focused vision, mission, and strategic goals that help define success and lay the core foundation for E&T service delivery in California. The CalFresh E&T Program’s strategic goals are focused around a central vision to increase the employment and earning capacity of CalFresh recipients by maximizing their access to CalFresh E&T, supportive…


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.