The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) is designed to provide food support recipients who do not receive other cash assistance with services that will result in employment and self-sufficiency. SNAP E&T is a voluntary program.. The program is jointly administered by the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Human Services (DHS).
The program serves able-bodied adults without dependents between the ages of 18 and 50 from non-public assistance food support households.
SNAP E&T services include an individual assessment of work-related strengths and barriers and an Employability Development Plan (EDP) designed to help participants obtain or upgrade the skills necessary to gain viable employment. Job training may include General Equivalency Diploma (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), high school diploma or short-term vocational training. Support services are provided on an individual basis for job search and Start Work needs. Participation in work or job search activities is required each month that the participant receives food support. SNAP E&T services are administered at the Work and Employment Resource Center (WERC) located at Century Plaza, 330 South 12th Street in Minneapolis.
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