PM 21-06-02: Volunteers

WAG 21-06-02

revised manual textVolunteers

  • SNAP customers who do not receive TANF Cash may volunteer for the SNAP Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T). A SNAP customer who is receiving TANF Cash must comply with TANF work and training rules.
  • The FCRC will explain the SNAP E&T Program at initial application, REDE and whenever contact is made with a SNAP household whose members may need assistance in obtaining educational or work and training skills to become employable. The FCRC will identify members within the SNAP household who are unemployed or underemployed but are work ready. Work ready means that a member already has marketable job skills and may only need supportive services and help in seeking out potential employers. For other members who lack an education and/or work history, the FCRC will discuss employment interest and the SNAP E&T components that are available to help meet the needs of the individual. 
  • A customer who is required to comply with the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy (PM 03-25-01) may volunteer to participate in the program for the required number of hours to meet the Work Requirement. A customer who fails to comply with the Work Requirement is not sanctioned but is subject to the loss of eligibility after receiving 3 countable (unmet) months of SNAP benefits. A customer may still be sanctioned for failing to comply with a Work Provision in PM 03-15-01.
  • When a customer volunteers to participate in the program, the FCRC sends the SNAP Employment and Training Referral to the Office of Workforce Development through the respective region's email address.

revised manual textSupportive Services

  • Participants in SNAP E&T are eligible to receive a full range of supportive services (PM 21-06-11).