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 2014 Farm Bill strengthened SNAP E&T through several changes that represent a significant reform of the program. The bill made three major improvements to the SNAP E&T program, including implementing new pilot projects to test innovative strategies; enhancing E&T reporting and monitoring requirements; and, providing additional funding for E&T. The Farm Bill is not up for reauthorization again until 2019. This page contains reports, fact sheets, analysis and news on SNAP E&T.

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