The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Employment and Training Program (E&T) is administered at the federal level by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. In South Carolina, the SNAP E&T Program is also known as SNAP2WORK.
The SNAP E&T Program was created in 1987 to assist SNAP recipients who are able to work toward obtaining employment. The purpose of the E&T Program is to help individuals gain skills, training, work, or experience that will increase self-sufficiency.
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South Carolina E&T Program Description
Services are available to SNAP recipients seeking assistance with employment related training and job search assistance. There is no minimum participation requirement for these individuals.
SNAP recipients who are between the ages of 18 – 49 who do not have dependents are identified as Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDS). ABAWDS may also volunteer for the SNAP E&T Program in order to satisfy the work requirement for time-limited SNAP benefits.
The SNAP E&T Program activities include: Work Readiness Training, Education, Vocational Training, Work Experience, Workfare and Job Retention Services.
Services are provided by SCDSS Regional Employment and Training Coordinators as well as through partnerships with other state agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs) and other community partners. SNAP E&T also works with businesses that provide apprenticeships and on-the-job training opportunities.
Partnerships and collaborations include multiple technical colleges, state agencies such as South Carolina Department Of Employment and Workforce, SC Department of Education, and CBOs that offer employment and training services.
Interested organizations or businesses can send an email to SNAP2WORK@DSS.SC.GOV. Additional information about the SNAP Employment & Training Program is available below.
Steps to becoming a Third-Party Reimbursement Partner
Provider handout - basic information about the Third Party Reimbursement program in SC
Federal Toolkit - detailed implementation guide
SNAP2Work Directory of Partners/Providers
FNS Memo - clarification on certain cost principles
OMB Circular A-87
OMB Circular A - 122
Indirect Cost Rate Certification
Voluntary Participation Agreement for SNAP Participants
SNAP2WORK Third Party Invoice (May 2015)
SNAP2WORK Third Party Invoice Instructions (May 2015)
Local Match Certification Form
Scope of Work Template
Employment & Training Program Manuals
SNAP2WORK TPRP Provider Handbook
Work Readiness Training Manual
SNAP Employment & Training Program (SNAP2WORK) Videos
SNAP E&T-Homes of Hope Testimonial
SNAP E&T Program Overview
South Carolina Comprehensive Employment & Training System (SCCETS) Provider Portal