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Every person deserves a pathway to success.

SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) is a voluntary program for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The program offers recipients job seeking skills, classroom training, and structured employment search, at no cost to participants.

SNAP E&T services are a combined effort between the Iowa Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Workforce Development (IWD), and community partnerships. HHS determines participant eligibility and provides oversight to IWD who is the administrative intermediary for the program. IWD contracts with eligible providers to deliver SNAP E&T services. 


The program will expand opportunities for Iowans and empower them to achieve sustainable wage employment through training, employment services, and job readiness activities in all 99 counties by December 31, 2025.

  • Program Expansion: The E&T program will provide additional pathways for participants to engage in activities that promote self-sufficiency and stability, creating a diverse network of E&T Service Providers through partnerships with community colleges, community-based organizations, and other state agencies.

E&T in Action

SNAP E&T in Action is a four-part vieo series that highlights successful outcomes from SNAP E&T program participants.

  • Self Sufficiency
  • Economic Impact
  • Fit for Purpose
  • New Partnerships

View these videos at this link.

Success in E&T - Iowa Highlights


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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

(Source) In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.