• Description

These slides are from our 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take?┬áSNAP Employment and Training (E&T) Programs aim to help SNAP recipients facing barriers to employment transition into work with self or family-sustaining wages. Many SNAP recipients are likely to face barriers to employment. In particular, able-bodied adults without dependents, or ABAWDs, who receive SNAP are especially likely to face significant barriers to employment including having a criminal record. Session participants will learn how communities are leveraging SNAP E&T resources to support jobseekers facing barriers to employment—including homeless jobseekers and individuals returning from incarceration—in getting access to employment and supports and what your state could be doing.