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CLASP Highlights Opportunities of SNAP E&T Pilots

CLASP (Center on Law and Social Policy) released a paper on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) Employment and Training (E&T) Pilots.  The reauthorization of SNAP in February 2014, as part of the Agricultural Act (Farm Bill) includes $200 million for the creation and evaluation of pilot projects in up to 10 states for 3 years to test new strategies to aid SNAP recipients get into the workforce and increase earnings, with the ultimate goal to reduce SNAP participation.

This CLASP brief highlights the opportunities presented by the establishment of pilot projects, summarizes current SNAP E&T services, describes the 2014 Farm Bill’s provisions on this subject and offers suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of the SNAP E&T pilots.  Please click below to read the brief in full.

SNAP E&T Pilots (CLASP, May 2014)