SNAP Employment Opportunities, Personalized Services, Individualized Training and Career Planning (EPIC) Baseline Surveys

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11/01/2016

Policy Memo

Summary

  • EPIC is a SNAP employment and training project in Illinois designed to help unemployed and underemployed customers.
  • Customers have the opportunity to participate in the EPIS baseline survey to enhance SNAP and employment services.
  • Caseworkers should review and update all eligibility requirements prior to the customer beginning the baseline survey.
  • To preserve the integrity of the EPIS baseline survey caseworkers should consider information provided by the customers for research purposes only.

What is EPIC?

EPIC is a three-year SNAP employment and training project in Illinois designed to help unemployed or underemployed customers by offering expanded employment and training services.

EPIC Baseline Surveys

Customers in the EPIC program have the opportunity to participate in a baseline survey that will be used to impact how SNAP and employment services are provided. 

Caseworkers should review and update all eligibility requirements prior to the customer beginning the baseline survey. 

In order to preserve the integrity of the survey, caseworkers should not use information provided in the survey by customers to determine SNAP eligibility. Information in the survey should be used for research purposes only.

[signed copy on file]

James T. Dimas

Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services