snap employment and training seattle

As SNAP E&T technical assistance provider (learn more HERE) and, for the past 15 years, an active supporter of the expansion of high-quality SNAP E&T programs in Washington State and across the U.S., an important part of SJI’s work is to develop and otherwise make available SNAP E&T research and tools to support States and other stakeholders in this work.

To learn more, contact our policy director, David Kaz, at or (206) 628-6974.

SNAP E&T/BFET research & tools

    • SNAP E&T Primer, April 2019
      This 2-pager provides a basic, visually-oriented overview of the SNAP E&T program including funding streams, program eligibility and referral, allowable services, and key terminology.  This is a good resource for those needing a refresher on the program or wanting to explain to someone how the program generally works.
    • SNAP E&T Advocates Guide, November 2017
      The Guide is a playbook for advocates that seeks to provide them insight and ideas for their efforts to move States to take steps to develop and expand skills-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) in their States that effectively helps SNAP participants advance to self-sufficiency. The Guide includes some general advocacy strategies as well as practical information on some of the common roadblocks that may be preventing States from moving forward with building quality SNAP Employment and Training programs. It also includes key messaging on SNAP E&T that may be effective in getting State SNAP agencies to act to expand their programs, and/or in building champions for SNAP E&T who can move States to act.
    • SNAP E&T: Opportunities for Alignment with WIOA, September 2016
      The brief presents an examination of the initial impact, if any, on States SNAP E&T programs of the passage of WIOA and the opportunity it afforded States to develop new plans for their public workforce systems that align programs such as SNAP E&T with WIOA-supported core programs. It reviews State workforce plans that include SNAP E&T as a partner program. It also presents as a case study the approach of Tennessee, a State that has taken important steps to better align its growing SNAP E&T program with WIOA, both at a strategic and an operational level. Finally, the brief discusses the policies relevant to the alignment of WIOA and SNAP E&T as well as suggestions for integrating these programs in a way that is beneficial to the expansion of job-driven SNAP E&T programs.
    • Building Skills through SNAP Employment and Training: Recommendations from Lessons Learned in Four States, April 2016
      The brief outlines recommendations learned from SJI and NSC’s work in 2015 with Iowa, Connecticut, Maryland, and Oregon, as well as identifies common challenges in developing skills-based SNAP E&T programs and how state agencies can address them.
Resource archive

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.