SNAP Employment and Training: Food Security through Economic Mobility
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is well known for providing nutrition support for individuals and families with low incomes. The lesser-known SNAP Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) helps eligible participants develop skills to achieve economic mobility. SNAP E&T provides employability assessments, training, transportation and child care, all of which help participants attain and sustain employment. Learn about opportunities state legislatures have to boost economic recovery and decrease food insecurity by investing in their SNAP E&T program using funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and other sources. Moderator: Rachel Gragg, Office of Employment and Training, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Speakers: Nick Moore, director of the Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation, Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Sage Learn, director of government relations, Portland Community College.