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
SJI has over 20 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 43 states and their partners to help them operationalize, grow and improve their SNAP E&T programs. Our team also recently finished an 11-year partnership with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service where we operated 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.
From 2015-2023, SJI 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
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.SNAP E&T Projects
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