SNAP

Upcoming SNAP Orientation

July 12, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM RSVP by July 6th (ROOM – N103)

RSVP your attendance on or before July 6 by bringing in to our offices or e-mailing the following information:

  • Picture ID
  • Proof of SNAP Benefits (DSS card and budget sheet)
  • Social Security Number


Parking:
Please park in the Temple Street.

If you do not have a current budget sheet  or verifying letter, it is highly recommended that you log onto the DSS website, www.connect.ct.gov, and create an account. This account will help you obtain information about your benefits

 

What is SNAP E&T (Employment + Training?)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps is a nutrition program that helps low income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.

SNAP Employment and Training prepares SNAP clients for employment by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services.

How does the SNAP E&T Program work?

               

SNAP uses a holistic approach to help students succeed in our programs.  We provide counseling, vocational training, and employment activities in order to increase the opportunity students have of finding employment.

Vocational Training: The SNAP program offers noncredit short term training and educational programs to prepare students for entry level jobs within many different industries.

Counseling Services:  Provide students with case management and support services to help students be successful in their program of study.

Am I eligible for the SNAP Program?
To be eligible for the SNAP Program:

  • You must be receiving SNAP benefits. 
  • Students receiving TANF (cash assistance) are not eligible for SNAP training.
  • You must have a GED or high school diploma.
  • You must be U.S. citizen.
  • Non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documentation.
  • SNAP clients cannot participate in training programs in which they cannot be employed by law.   
  • Students that have a “HOLD” within the college system will not be allowed to register for SNAP Training.  ***HOLD:  A hold is when the college does not allow you to register for classes because you either: owe money, do not have immunizations up to date, or have documentations missing in the system. 

Ada Rivera, SNAP COORDINATOR, arivera1@gatewayct.edu

Contact:

Ada Rivera
SNAP COORDINATOR
arivera1@gatewayct.edu

 

SNAP Orientation Dates