Federal Policy > SNAP Employment and Training

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) is part of the Nutrition Title of the Farm Bill. Under SNAP, Employment and Training (E&T) Programs were created to help food stamp recipients gain skills, training, or experience and increase their ability to obtain regular employment. SNAP E&T funds can be used to provide enhanced individualized services to program participants and are a potential food stamp outreach tool for low-income working families.

The SNAP E&T program was most recently reauthorized under the 2018 Farm Bill, which provided additional funding for state E&T grants, supported greater coordination between SNAP E&T and other federal and state workforce programs, and expanded the categories of allowable elements for SNAP E&T programs. The Farm Bill is not up for reauthorization again until 2023. This page contains reports, fact sheets, analysis, and news on SNAP E&T.

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