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To be eligible for SNAP E&T services, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • A SNAP recipient or applicant with pending eligibility determination
  • Not receiving Family Investment Program (FIP) assistance or other cash assistance under Title IV, such as Tribal Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Age 18 or older (may be 16-17 if already have a high school diploma or working toward a high school diploma or equivalent)
  • Resides in one of the service areas offering E&T services
  • Express interest to get a job, get a better job, or help to search and apply for employment
  • Be physically and mentally able to work or will be able to work within the next one (1) year
  • Expressed interest in being referred to SNAP E&T


The goal of the E&T program is to provide SNAP participants with no-cost training and education to achieve self-sufficiency and stability. Participants may enroll in:

  • Education services including:
    • High school equivalency, ESL, and continuing education
    • Short-term certificate or diploma programs
    • Two-year credit degree programs for in-demand industries
  • Industry-specific training programs
  • Job search activities
  • Job retention services
    • Upon completion of education, training, or job search
    • Up to 90 days from employment start date

Possible Assistance

Personal Support: A designated E&T Case Manager works with each participant to:

  • Complete an employability assessment that addresses education, employment, legal background, aptitude, obstacles, support systems, and attitude.
  • Identify necessary services and supports.
  • Communicate regularly, monitoring needs and progress, providing assistance, coaching, and making referrals.

Financial supports:

  • Tuition assistance (including books, fees, and other necessary training materials)
  • Transportation assistance
  • Clothing, uniforms, equipment, tools and materials necessary for training, education, job search and employment
  • Reasonable accommodation supplies
  • Dependent Care Assistance
  • Medical Supports – (including minor dental work)
  • Emergency housing/utility assistance

Getting Started 

If you've reviewed the requirements and ready to find help, follow the steps below. Please also make sure that you're already receiving SNAP benefits. If not, visit the link below to apply.

Get Started on SNAP E&T Today

If you're already receiving SNAP benefits, get started on finding SNAP E&T services in your area.

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Make Sure You're Eligible for the SNAP E&T Program

You must already be receiving SNAP benefits or be a SNAP applicant with pending eligibility determination.

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