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SNAP 50-50 Program
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Partnerships between Virginia Department of Social Services and community agencies to provide various programs, services and hands-on learning specifically for SNAP E&T participants to assist with obtaining employment that leads to self-sufficiency. All services and programs provided through SNAP 50-50 are of no cost to SNAP E&T participants.

The SNAP E&T 50-50 program provides the following services to SNAP recipients:

  • Individual Case Management
  • Supervised Job Search: ex. job application, labor market information
  • Job Search Training & Readiness: ex. Resume development/review, interview practice, skills assessments
  • Education & Training: ex. GED Preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), postsecondary programs
  • Work Experience: ex. On-the-job training, apprenticeships
  • Job Retention: follow-up and mentorship for up to 90 days after you begin employment.

Current SNAP E&T 50-50 Partners

  1. Childs Foundation: Provides transportation only to employment and/or school. Service Areas: Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Botetourt, Bristol, Brunswick, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Hampton, Henry, Martinsville, King and Queen, Newport News, Norfolk, Pittsylvania, Portsmouth, Prince William, Richmond City, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge, Smyth, Surry, Tazewell, Virginia Beach
  2. Equus Workforce Solutions: On-the-job training, soft-skills development, resume and interviewing assistance, comprehensive assessments, GED & Basic Education. Service Areas: On-the-job training, soft-skills development, resume and interviewing assistance, comprehensive assessments, GED & Basic Education.
  3. Goodwill of the Valleys: Life Path Re-Entry Program: employment services for SNAP participants with a criminal history. Job Placement, Career Navigation, Case Management, Job Readiness. Service Areas: Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro
  4. Newport News Public Schools: Learn4Work: Microsoft Specialist Certifications (100% online), resume, cover letter and interviewing assistance. Service Areas: Williamsburg, James City, York-Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton
  5. Moving Forward Agency: Work-readiness assessment, ACT Workeys, Remedial Education, Job Skills Training, Tuition Assistance, Job Retention Services. Service Areas: Areas south of Richmond: Chesterfield-Colonial Heights, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Greensville-Emporia, Prince George, Surry, Sussex
  6. International Rescue Committee: SNAP2SUCCESS: English language training, job readiness including digital literacy skills. Service Areas: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, City
  7. Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS): Job Readiness for SNAP recipients enrolled through NVFS housing program only.
  8. Virginia Community College System (VCCS): Training programs offered at the 23 Community Colleges throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia: FastFoward (credentials and certifications for regional in-demand industries), FANTIC (funding for FastForwarded training), Great Expectations (serving former foster youth. Service Areas: All localities within the state of Virginia. Available at all 23 Community Colleges statewide.

Benefits:

  • FREE training, work experience and hand-on experiences
  • Ability to learn new skills which can be included on resume
  • Supportive services to participate (if needed) such as:
    • Childcare
    • Transportation (gas cards, bus passes, carpool, etc.)
    • Education related expenses ( books, supplies, certain fees)
    • Pre-employment Costs (uniforms, work clothing, background checks)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be in the receipt of SNAP benefits;
  • Must not be receiving TANF benefits;
  • Must be able to work upon completion of assigned activity.

Note: Participation in SNAP E&T is voluntary.

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