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.
Learn. Share. Impact.
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 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.
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.
NCAP and ACCT – the Association of Community College Trustees (another grantee in this project) will be collectively leveraging our respective networks of members and working with Texas on a Community Action/Community College dual partnership approach.
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
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
• KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc.
• Central Kentucky Community Action Council
• Audubon Area Community Services
• Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc.
• Worcester Community Action Council
• Mohawk Valley Community Action
• Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc.