Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment & Training: A Funding Source for Jobseekers Experiencing Homelessness or Housing Instability

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to low-income individuals and families. SNAP funding also includes resources dedicated to employment and training services. SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) can be a significant source of flexible funding to help recipients increase income so they can transition off SNAP benefits. Due to seemingly complex funding access, SNAP E&T tends to be an underutilized resource. This guide prepared by the Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity is designed to help community-based organizations (CBOs) and state governments navigate the process of accessing SNAP E&T and 50/50 funding to support employment outcomes and economic advancement for people experiencing homelessness, as well other jobseekers facing barriers to employment.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
January 2018
Partner Resources
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TANF/WIOA Category: 
One-Stop Operations
Target Populations
Multiple Barriers
  • Supportive Services
    • SNAP/Food Assistance