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COMMUNITY ACTION AND SNAP E&T

The National Community Action Partnership has launched a multi-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) national workforce initiative.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

In September of 2020, USDA created SNAP E&T National Partnership Grants to help four national nonprofit organizations expand program capacity to serve SNAP participants. As one of the 4 grantees, the National Community Action Partnership will leverage its member agencies and explore and/or enhance SNAP E&T in target states. Texas has been selected as one of our target states.

OUR GOAL

Our goal of this initiative is to create an engaged and prepared cohort of SNAP E&T potential providers and increase the number of low-income families served with SNAP E&T service components.

A second goal in this initiative is to educate state agencies and community-based organizations to the existing and formidable impact that Community Action Agencies have made on the communities they serve for decades.

STRATEGIES

Access to employment and training opportunities is a major strategy toward economic mobility and self-sustainability.

Over the course of the three phases and three years of the project, we will collectively work with expert consultants, building intensive technical assistance and individualized development plans. Our cohort/peer sharing and collaboration will also include input and guidance from State SNAP E&T agencies so to ensure we create a path for success and prepare Community Action Agencies for successful SNAP E&T partnerships.

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS

Benefits of participating in the NCAP SNAP E&T cohort will include:

• Coaching and support with the process of becoming a SNAP E&T third-party provider or intermediary
• Access to coaching, tools, and resources covering the core components, processes, and best practices of SNAP E&T operations
• Participation in a learning cohort of Community Action Agencies
• Access to SNAP E&T State Agencies and provider information
• Brand awareness at state and national level
• Information and best practices about SNAP E&T data requirements and using data to improve SNAP E&T programs
• Information and best practices for engaging and serving SNAP participants
• The opportunity to collaborate and share resources, tools, and information with other Community Action Agencies

TOOLS & RESOURCES

EVENTS

SNAP E&T 101 “ASK THE EXPERTS” (3/25/2021) 

An Introduction to SNAP Employment & Training program – presented by subject matter experts – Seattle Jobs Initiative

SNAP E&T “WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?” (4/1/2021)

A review of the benefits and expectations of the project cohort

SNAP E&T COHORT CONVENING – 2021 ANNUAL CONVENTION (9/3/2021)

PARTICIPATING COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES

KENTUCKY

  • KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc.
  • Central Kentucky Community Action Council
  • Audubon Area Community Services
  • Blue Grass Community Action Partnership

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc.
  • Worcester Community Action Council
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc.
  • Making Opportunities Count (MOC)

MICHIGAN

  • Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA)
  • Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA)
  • Human Development Condition (HDC)

MINNESOTA

  • Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership
  • Lakes and Prairies Community Action Council
  • Tri-County Action Partnership (TriCap)

NEW YORK

  • Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc.
  • Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
  • St. Lawrence County Community Development Program
  • Schoharie County Community Action Program
  • Delaware Opportunities

QUESTIONS?

For more information about the SNAP E&T Cohort project, please contact Steph Smith.

STEPH SMITH
Senior Associate, SNAP E&T

AARON WICKS
Vice President, Organizational Capacity Building

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