SNAP Employment & Training

Training for Food Stamp Recipients

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training helps SNAP participants obtain job readiness skills. Eligible participants are provided with job development services that may include job search assistance, training or additional education and placement services. Funds may also be provided for transportation and associated resources like books, tools and supplies. The primary goal of the SNAP Employment and Training Program is to assist individuals in reaching their employment potential and becoming totally independent of public assistance.  

Services Provided

  • Vocational/technical and other training
  • Postsecondary education
  • Individual employment search
  • Adult Education
  • Travel expenses
  • Workforce Investment Act Training (WIA)

How to Apply

An applicant is referred to the SNAP Employment and Training Program by the Department of Human Services (DHS) either as a mandatory or voluntary participant, once you have been determined eligible for SNAP benefits.  You may apply for benefits at your local Department of Human Services county office or by applying online.  You may also request an application through the toll-Free DHS Customer Service Line: 866-311-4287.