We partner with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, states, counties, providers, funders and policymakers to help operationalize, grow and improve SNAP E&T programs across the U.S.

What is SNAP E&T?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) is a program of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service that offers flexible federal funding for states and their partners (typically community-based organizations and community colleges) to provide employment and training and related supportive services to individuals participating in SNAP (food assistance). The goal of SNAP E&T is to help SNAP participants gain skills and employment leading to economic self-sufficiency.

SNAP E&T Primer

The SNAP E&T Experts

SJI has more than 15 years of experience building SNAP E&T programs, starting with our work helping Washington State build its pioneering and nationally-recognized model. Since then, we have provided consulting and technical assistance to more than 26 states and their partners to help them operationalize, grow and improve their SNAP E&T programs, including through our 5-year partnership with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to operate the SNAP to Skills Project.

SJI can help States and their partners with: 1) SNAP E&T strategic and State Plan development, 2) All aspects of SNAP E&T program development and operations, 3) Financial reporting, compliance and data systems, 4) Participant engagement and success strategies.

15 years of experience
26 States
5-year partnership

SNAP E&T Projects

SNAP to Skills

Since 2015, SJI has partnered with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to operate SNAP to Skills, a national initiative designed to help States build effective SNAP E&T programs through technical assistance and the development of tools, resources and learning opportunities.

SNAP to Skills Website
State Technical Assistance

SJI is engaged directly by States (and their partners, including Counties, cities, and providers) to assist them in operationalizing and improving their SNAP E&T programs at all stages of their development.

Current and Past Projects
Policy and Research

SJI is a leading voice supporting the growth and improvement of SNAP E&T at the federal, state and local levels. SJI has published independently and in collaboration with other organizations research and tools supporting the development of quality SNAP E&T programs across the US.

SNAP E&T Policy Projects and Research

Where We Work

Contact

David Kaz

SJI’s Director of Consulting and Professional Services/Policy

dkaz@seattlejobsinit.com

(206) 628-6974