Food Assistance - Employment and Training

Overview

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients throughout Connecticut may be eligible to participate in SNAP Employment and Training (E&T). SNAP E&T is a work program designed to help SNAP recipients gain skills that will help increase self-sufficiency. States are allowed flexibility in designing and operating their SNAP E&T program.
 
If you are receiving SNAP in Connecticut and not receiving money from the Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program, you may be eligible to participate in approved E&T components.  E&T is a skills-based program that provides short- term vocational programs at community colleges and community-based organizations.  E&T programs are based on labor market information that indicates projected job growth in a given field. Self-initiated workfare is available at nonprofit organizations and provides a way for SNAP recipients to gain valuable work experience which may lead to paid employment.