Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Every state in the country receives federal funding to operate a SNAP E&T program. In Rhode Island, SNAP E&T is a program of the Department of Human Services (RI DHS).
The program is designed to provide SNAP recipients with a comprehensive set of services and supports, some of which are not typically covered by federal funding. Services include in-depth assessments; education and training; supplemental services like employment counseling and job retention services; and supports like transportation vouchers, childcare subsidies, and paid test and certification fees, interview clothing and more, that help participants successfully complete training, interview for jobs and retain those jobs once they are employed.