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Family Support

SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training initiative offers SNAP recipients in Louisiana the opportunity to gain skills, training and work experience. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, and its goal is to help participants secure regular employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The program is provided at no cost to SNAP recipients who participate. Under the SNAP E&T program, providers are eligible for federal reimbursement for SNAP-recipient expenses related to transportation, dependent care and supportive services, such as clothing, uniforms, equipment, emergency temporary housing assistance, books, supplies and tools.

The amount and percentage of reimbursements vary based on the program and the types of expenditures.  

Current providers include:
Liberty's Kitchen A volunteer program serving self-initiated youth ages 16-24 who resides in the Greater New Orleans area. Liberty's Kitchen combines hands-on food service training with classroom instruction, individual case management, job placement services and follow-up support to develop a participant's ability to become independent, self-sufficient and successfully employed.
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the City of Lake Charles A volunteer program that offers services that include education and training services to self-initiated participants of all ages who reside in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes.
Café Reconcile A volunteer program serving self-initiated youth ages 16-24 who resides in the Greater New Orleans area. Café Reconcile combines hands-on food service training with classroom instruction, individual case management, job placement services and follow-up support to develop a participant's ability to become independent, self-sufficient and successfully employed.
Covenant House A volunteer program and the only 24/7 Emergency Crisis Center for at-risk youth, serving homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth ages 16-22. Covenant House utilizes White Dove Landscaping as the job readiness/training program for residents within Covenant House that reside in the Greater New Orleans area. White Dove Landscaping combines on-the-job training, educational curriculum in a classroom setting, hard skills that includes how to use and repair lawn equipment (e.g. zero turn riding lawn mower, chainsaw, weed eater, leaf blower), employment referrals, and follow-up support to develop a participant's ability to become independent, self-sufficient and successfully employed.

Contact: SNAPE&T.dcfs@la.gov