Community Workfare is designed to improve employability and enable customers to move into regular employment. Community Workfare sponsors are public or private not-for-profit entities, such as community based organizations, churches, or other cooperating organizations. Community Workfare sites must have an established agreement.
Participation in the component is limited to the household's monthly SNAP allotment divided by the higher of the State or Federal minimum wage. A customer participating in the component for their maximum number of hours will meet the Work Requirement. Currently the entire State is exempt from SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits through 10/31/2024.
Customers participating in Community Workfare are provided case management and supportive services.
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