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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS): Job Readiness for SNAP recipients enrolled through NVFS residing in Fairfax County, Manassas and Prince William.
- 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.
- 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:
- Transportation (gas cards, bus passes, carpool, etc.)
- Education related expenses ( books, supplies, certain fees)
- Pre-employment Costs (uniforms, work clothing, background checks)
- 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.