The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) is part of the Commonwealth's workforce development system. This is a multi-component employment and training program designed to assist SNAP recipients with their employment and training needs. The goal of SNAP E&T is to assist SNAP recipients with opportunities that will lead to paid employment and decreased dependency on assistance programs.
By providing employment and training services, such as job search, adult education, vocational training, and work experience to SNAP participants, SNAP E&T offers financial and non-financial assistance to SNAP E&T participants. Services and community partnerships vary by locality and include services such as
- Employment Services (Non-financial): Resume Writing, Employer Networking, Mock Interviews, Job Search & Application Training, Career Certifications.
- Support Services (Financial): Work/Job Interview Attire, Transportation Assistance (Bus Passes, Gas Reimbursement, Car Repairs), Work Permits, Course Registration Fees.
Geographic Areas Covered by SNAP E&T
There are currently 36 SNAP E&T local agencies in Virginia. These localities are found throughout the state. As there is limited funding, there is not, at this time, the opportunity to serve other areas. Services to be offered include: Supervised Job Search, Job Search Training, Work Experience, Vocational Training and Education and Job Retention. In addition, certain areas will offer services to ex-offenders utilizing state funds and federal match.
SNAP E&T Agencies: Albemarle County, City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Bedford County, City of Bristol, Brunswick County, City of Charlottesville, City of Chesapeake, Chesterfield/Colonial Heights, City of Danville, Fairfax County, City of Galax, Grayson County, City of Hampton, Henry-Martinsville, King and Queen County, City of Manassas, Montgomery County, City of Newport News, City of Norfolk, City of Norton, City of Petersburg, Pittsylvania County, City of Portsmouth, Prince George County, Prince William County, City of Richmond, Roanoke County, Shenandoah Valley, Smyth County, Stafford County, Surry County, Tazewell County, City of Virginia Beach, City of Winchester, and Wise County.
Federal Legal Base - Food Stamp Act of 1977, Public Law 95-113
Federal Regulation Base - 7 CFR, 271 through 282.11