What is the purpose of this program?
To provide an opportunity for work eligible SNAP recipients to obtain employer driven training, access to career paths, and the support they need to be successful, leading to self-sufficiency.
Who can receive these services?
This program is a voluntary program that serves work eligible SNAP recipients on a first come first served basis and in some cases noncustodial parents of a TANF child(ren), when ordered by the court. Recipients receiving TANF cash are not eligible to participate.
What services are offered?
Participants receive intensive case management and follow-up, education, job skills training, pre-employment services, and unsubsidized job placement with retention services. Services may include:
- basic skills enhancement (reading, writing, and math instruction);
- access and enrollment in GED (high school equivalency diploma) classes, ESL classes and/or computer literacy training;
- short-term technical training;
- various job training and job readiness assessments (interviewing skills, conflict-resolution, financial budgeting);
- mentoring (career pathway development) and counseling;
- Supportive services to help address barriers (transportation, mandatory fees, etc).
How are the services provided?
Through contractual agreements with community-based providers or local governmental units. Participants may be referred to the service providers by the DHS Family Community Resource Center. Service providers may recruit participants and coordinate their participation in the program with the Family Community Resource Center.
More Info & Resources
Use the DHS Office Locator to find your local Family Community Resource Center or contact the DHS Help Line at 1-800-843-6154 or 1-866-324-5553 (TTY).