A

ABAWD

Able bodied adult without dependents, age 18-49, who receives non-assistance food stamps - target population for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) program.

Attachment Cover

The cover to Employment and Training Attachment G containing contract information, program type, methods of payment and reconciliation, and estimated funding amounts.

B

Billable Placement

A job in unsubsidized employment at or above starting wages and meeting or exceeding the hours per week minimum, shown in Exhibit B, in which the participant has been retained for at least the minimum required retention period.

C

Conciliation

The process which determines why a participant failed or refused to comply with SNAP E&T requirements; determines if good cause exists; and provides the individual with another chance to comply.

Countable

The types of activities in which the individual must participate in order to acquire the federally required participation hours.

D

DCFS

Department of Children and Family Services - the state agency with primary responsibility for children's welfare.

DHS

Department of Human Services - the single state agency with primary responsibility for most of the state-administered human services.

DFCS

Division of Family and Community Services - programs in this DHS Division and FCRCs provide services to our clients.

Deobligation

A decrease in the total estimated dollar amount of the contract.

Direct Costs

Expenses identified in the approved program budget. They are costs that are directly related to the administration of the program on a dollar for dollar basis. Direct costs may include but are not limited to:

  • salaries and fringe benefits paid to staff who devote the majority of their time to provide services directly to customers or directly assist in the administration of the program. Examples of this type of staff are Program Directors, Case Manager, Job Placement personnel and accountants/bookkeepers; and
  • expenses incurred solely for the program such as rent, utilities, telephone service, sub-contractors, office equipment and supplies and travel expenses.

Downstate

Refers to areas within the state of Illinois, excluding Cook County.

E

E & T Liaison

Division of Family and Community Services' FCRC staff who matches the FCRC's customers to the appropriate contractual program, manages the Providers' referrals, conducts staffings, and collaborates with the Division's regional Employment & Training staff on Provider/customer related issues.

Engagement

Actively maintaining a participating customer in one or a combination of SNAP E&T approved work and training activities in order to secure 80 hours per month of participation.

Exhibit B

The contracted outcomes found in Exhibit B on which the payment to the Provider is based.

F

FCRC

Family Community Resource Center - Division of Family and Community Services' offices providing public benefits and social services at the community level. Formerly called "Local Office."

I

IEE

Initial Employment Expenses - specific supportive services available to SNAP E&T participants in order to help them obtain and maintain unsubsidized employment.

Illinois Link

Individuals access SNAP benefits electronically through their Illinois Link card which is similar to a bank card. Individuals can access benefits through Point of Sale (POS) terminals generally found at food stores and supermarkets.

Indirect Costs

Expenses incurred by the Provider agency in the course of doing business. Indirect costs may include but are not limited to:

  • a percentage of salaries and fringe benefits paid to staff who provide services indirectly to customers or assist in the administration of the program. These individuals do not devote the majority of their time to the program. Examples of this type of staff are Executive Directors, Comptrollers, Human Resources Directors and receptionists; and
  • expenses incurred in the course of doing business in which a portion can be attributed to the administration of the program such as banking costs, insurance, rent and utilities.

J

Job Placement

See Billable Placement

N

NCP

Non-Custodial Parent - the parent who does not live with their child(ren) who receive TANF.

P

Provider Manager - DHS

Employment and Training Resource Development Services staff person who manages the Providers' contractual Agreements in collaboration with the Division of Family and Community Services' regional and FCRC staff.

R

Retention

Unsubsidized employment retained for at least the minimum period as outlined in Exhibit B. Also see Billable Placement.

S

SNAP E&T

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) Program - administered by DHS to provide employment and training services to ABAWDs who receive non-assistance food stamps and volunteers to enable them to gain work skills, work experience and become self-sufficient.

Staffing

The meeting between the Provider and Department staff to discuss the progress of individuals assigned to the Provider for services.

V

Volunteer

Individual exempt from mandatory participation in SNAP E&T who chooses to participate in program activities. Volunteers may take part in all SNAP E&T activities and receive supportive services (as resources permit) but may not be sanctioned for failure to cooperate.