The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training (SNA E&T) Program is the employment and training program for adults in households receiving Nutrition Assistance. The Program is intended to prevent long-term reliance on the Nutrition Assistance subsidy. The SNA E&T Program provides the opportunity for individuals receiving Nutrition Assistance to find adequate employment by engaging in work-related activities which may include training, job search, and community service.
Eligibility and Participation
Individuals receiving Nutrition Assistance benefits are required to participate in SNA E&T, unless determined to be exempt. Individuals are exempt for variety of reasons ranging from those who have physical or mental challenges (impacting their ability to work) to those who are designated caregivers for an individual with a disability. Examples of other exemptions include, but are not limited to, pregnancy and caring for a dependent child under age six.
Once referred, individuals are required to participate in components/activities identified by the SNA E&T Program for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Allowable SNA E&T Program components/activities are:
- Job Search and/or Job Readiness
- Registered Apprenticeship
- Education and/or Training
- Work Experience
- Unsubsidized Paid Employment
- Community Service
The SNA E&T Program notifies non-exempt recipients by mail of their responsibility to attend an initial appointment. Failure to keep an appointment or failure to comply with program requirements, without good cause/good reason, subjects the recipient, and in some cases their entire household, to the following.
- The first disqualification results in the loss of benefits for one month.
- The second disqualification results in the loss of benefits for three months.
- The third and any subsequent disqualifications result in the loss of benefits for six months.
For more information view the Policy Manual.