USDA Encourages States to Engage SNAP Participants in Employment Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued a policy memo to share resources and tools that can help state agencies improve and expand their respective Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) E&T programs. These resources include: SNAP E&T policy guidance and clarifications on ways to partner with the public workforce investment system and implement certain 2018 Farm Bill provisions; interactive directives on how to use career pathways across all Federal agencies to deliver services for able-bodied adults without dependents; resources on the SNAP to Skills Project including policy briefs; and a SNAP E&T Operations Handbook on how to grow programs with third-party providers. The memo also noted that FNS will convene a SNAP E&T conference (details upcoming).
Record Type: 
Policy Announcement / Memoranda
Publication Date: 
November, 2019
Date: 
November 2019
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Supportive Services
    • SNAP/Food Assistance
  • Special Populations