What is SNAP E&T?
SNAP E&T provides food support with employment and training assistance to individuals who are receiving SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) and wish to participate in a job search. CMJTS also offers employment and training services to SNAP E&T recipients who voluntarily choose to participate in SNAP employment and training.
What does the SNAP E&T program include?
A CMJTS employment specialist (ES) will help SNAP E&T program participants develop an individual employment plan after completing a detailed assessment of the individual’s interests, skills, past work history, and education. Data collected will be used in order to determine services needed and to develop action steps for participation in a successful job search. Job search assistance and job seeking skills may be provided in one or many ways including, but not limited to, use of staffed resource rooms equipped with the necessary tools to conduct a successful job search. Jobseekers are encouraged to attend one of the many engaging job clubs available to learn job search strategies and to network with other jobseekers. Or an individual may receive one-on-one job search assistance from their employment specialist.
I have a time limit to receive benefits, can you help?
For many SNAP recipients there are time limits on the number of months you may receive SNAP. Additional months of eligibility can be earned by working at least 80 hours per month or by participating in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). An employment specialist will assess each SNAP E&T individual to determine the most effective way to help a participant earn additional food support months.
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