*The DSS Danbury Field Office will be closed Friday, February 3, due to a need for maintenance/repairs.

*SNAP Recipients: Starting in January 2023, DSS will be texting renewal reminders to recipients who need to submit their renewal forms. Texts will come from the DSS Benefits Center phone number (855-626-6632). Texts will be strictly informational. They will NOT ask for identifying or personal information. Click here for more information.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! Visit Update Us (ct.gov)

*24/7 access to DSS: Already a DSS client? Use the MyDSS mobile-friendly app: www.ct.gov/mydss. Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more!

SNAP 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 employment and training logo.
     

SNAP E&T is a work program designed to help SNAP recipients gain skills that will help increase self-sufficiency.

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 SNAP E&T.  E&T is a skills-based program that provides short- term vocational programs at community colleges and community-based organizations. 

To get started, please contact any of the providers listed below:

1.   Capital Community College Hartford 860-906-5029
2.   Gateway Community College New Haven 203-285-2300
3.   Housatonic Community College Bridgeport 203-332-5057
4.   Asnuntuck Community College Enfield 860-253-3082
5.   Three Rivers Community College Norwich 860-215-9028
6.   Northwestern CT Community College Winsted 860-738-6419
7.   Goodwin University East Hartford 860-727-6936
8.   CT Center for Arts & Technology New Haven 203-823-9823
9.   Opportunities Industrialization Center New London 860-447-1731
10. Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury/Danbury 203-575-8166
11. Quinebaug Community College Danielson 860-932-4005
12. Middlesex Community College Middletown 860-343-5716
13. Manchester Community College Manchester 860-512-2827 
14. Norwalk Community College
Norwalk 203-857-7059 
15. Tunxis Community College     Farmington  860-773-1454  

Special information:

CSCU Becomes First in New England to Offer Free Classes to SNAP-Enrolled Students at All 12 State Community Colleges (October 2, 2018)

 

Please see Related Resources for additional information and a list of available programs.

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