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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T)

Program Overview

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Program assists SNAP recipients in achieving their career goals by providing participants with a broad range of services focused on their interests and needs. The program is completely voluntary and participants receive reimbursements for eligible transportation, childcare, and other expenses related to participation.

Any District residents participating in SNAP, but does not also receive benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, is eligible to participate. TANF program participants are eligible for work readiness and placement assistance through the Office of Work Opportunity and can call (202) 698-1860 for more information on their services.

Contact Us

We encourage you to seek services any time you are interested in. Please call our SNAP E&T office at (202) 535-1178 or e-mail us at [email protected] to get started. All services are currently being offered remotely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Our staff is available to assist Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM. 

For additional information on DHS’s modified operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, click here.

For additional information on SNAP benefits and application options, contact the Call Center at (202) 727-5355 or click here

Career Training & Workshops

Services are provided through SNAP E&T and a network of more than 15 providers and partners. Providers are offering online training services and actively recruiting participants. The following are currently open to SNAP E&T participants: 

  • Webinar workshops for participants on topics such as interviewing, resumes, and financial literacy. Please view the workshop calendar to see dates for upcoming workshops.
  • IT and Computer Skills, Healthcare, and other occupational and work readiness training.